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Posts Tagged: Education
Tougher exams are not to blame. Too often children’s time for the first three years of secondary school is wasted.
Alistair Thompson: Stick to the day job, Ofsted – and drop this power grab. You don’t need it to stop Islamist extremists.
This latest scheme could drag sports clubs, the Scouts and Guides and even the TA, Royal Naval Reserves and cadets into its net.
From schools, to helping the youngest get the best start in life, through to leading regeneration – we always strive to ensure that nobody is left behind.
“Yes we’re going to get Brexit right and deliver a good Brexit deal for them, but we’re also building the homes the country needs so that people can own their own home.”
From housing to university access, from the criminal justice system to the House of Commons, ethnic minority communities desire and deserve a fairer deal.
James Frayne: Focusing on university fees neglects the most important and potent parts of the new education review
Vocational and technical education are key to changing lives, and hold the potential to change people’s votes, too. They should dominate the Government’s attention.
“That means equality of access to an academic university education, and a much greater focus on the technical alternatives too.”
Peter Thompson: The inconsistencies, contortions and self-contradictions of the case for votes at 16
On what basis would they then be prevented from appearing in pornography? Should they then not be tried as adults and sent to adult prisons? And so on.
Rebecca Lowe: If May’s review is to be meaningful, it must shatter the illusion that all universities are equal
She will, today, talk of “identify[ing] ways to help young people make more effective choices when they leave school”. This could be promising.
“It wasn’t anticipated that so many universities would have the same fee for their course. There hasn’t been as much variety as we would have wanted”.
Mark Lehain: The times tables reform. Not a giant leap – but one of so many small steps for the better.
A fairer funding formula, better behaviour, fluency in numeracy and literacy, a richer National Curriculum, better exams: these appeal to voters’ innate common sense.
The Schools Minister has been a near-constant presence at the forefront of educational reform. It’s good that Hinds is listening to him.
Robert Halfon: Three big Conservative achievements. Better schools, more apprenticeships – and help for lower paid people.
Of course, mistakes are made, and governments get things wrong – but there is also a duty to make sure that the good gets out into the public sphere too.
New polling on behalf of the Centre for Social Justice and Family Stability Network helps to highlight what young people themselves are asking for.