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Posts Tagged: Education
Jonathan Gullis: At last, we have an Education Secretary willing to say that the emperor has no clothes
We have a university system where 34 per cent of graduates don’t get graduate jobs and which subsidises unlimited courses in media studies.
The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
Richard Holden: On Wednesday, Sunak needs to show as much confidence in Britain as local publicans in North West Durham
It was superb to see responsible local businesses investing, and ensuring a safe and socially distanced experience for their customers.
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
Charlotte Pickles: Ten million people are at risk of becoming unemployed. They must be Sunak’s priority this week.
The Chancellor should use his statement on Wednesday to announce a comprehensive and ambitious plan to counter the threat.
This week Gavin Williamson said that parents would be fined if they do not send their children back to school. But Labour is not happy.
Peter Lampl: To build social justice and get the economy working, schools must open fully in September
The Education Endowment Foundation estimates that ten years of progress in closing the attainment gap has been reversed by school closures.
His view is backed by evidence about how the brain forms the neural networks that embody learning – as well as the example of our best schools.
Parents need to be persuaded to send their children back to school – and until that happens life chances will be blighted and economic growth lessened.
In many cases, they are ridiculed, stereotyped and portrayed as somewhere between bigoted and racist.
Making unused council building space available will allow greater space for pupils to be educated safely.
A number of highly-equipped educational establishments will be out of use until the next academic year. We should use them.
In Wandsworth, the Council delivered the facemasks, gloves, aprons, and hand gel, that the teachers needed.
WATCH: “Frankly, I don’t know what Gavin Williamson has been doing for the last three months”, says Reeves
“The Government should have been working with libraries, community centres, with leisure centres to open them potentially.”