Schools have changed a lot since we were pupils. But the way in which they are held to account hasn’t moved on very much in a quarter of a century.
Posts Tagged: Education
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
Lee Rowley: Brexit is big. But our politics is bigger – and I say that as a committed Leaver. Here are some ideas to boost it.
Remainers and Brexiteers alike must recognise the politicians are stuck in an ever-decreasing circle of fervour, hyperbole and hysteria.
Behind most disorder is the idea of anxiety. A great deal of that is caused by a feeling that the pupil can’t do their work.
There is a fundamental human need and desire to know more about the universe, to engage with it, to play our part and explore and achieve.
Will Tanner and Guy Miscampbell: A graduate tax cut would put money back in the pockets of young people
The costs could be offset by encouraging a tenth of students away from low-value university and towards higher-value technical education.
Artificial restrictions have created huge competitive pressure on places, but lowering standards is not the answer.
The oft-maligned ‘gig economy’ is delivering flexibility, innovation, choice, and value to millions. But for it to keep doing so, we must adapt.
This is a welcome trend. School standards have improved. But parents are to be commended for taking charge, when let down by “the system”.
Does the National Education Union want teenagers to count on their fingers? That’s the consequence if one severs mathematics education from its base in arithmetic.
Rather than obsess about lack of aspiration, it is the lack of social capital that we should be focusing on.
David Davis: There has long been an alternative to this discredited deal. It’s the Canada-style plan that Tusk and Barnier offered us.
If we need to leave with no deal and negotiate a free trade agreement during the transition period, so be it.
The long-term dividends for individuals, local services, employers, and the Exchequer can far outweigh initial costs.
Robert Halfon: How the patronising metropolitan elites wrinkled up their noses at more money for potholes
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?
There is no evidence of funding cuts reducing school standards. But Ofsted does need enough staff to thoroughly assess the performance of classroom teachers.