They want to know that their political leaders aren’t racist or judgemental or stuck in a 1950s parody – but they aren’t interested in hearing about these ideas primarily.
Posts Tagged: Education
The current system has brought benefits, but it can be improved upon. Getting it right will improve both equality of opportunity and fairness.
The Education Endowment Foundation is not impartial. It was an error to set it up and it should receive no more public money. Others are better suited to the challenge.
The new Gove has all the energy and imagination of the old – but is less willing to fight others. What’s changed?
Is he adapting to get things done? Might he be adjusting to life as an emergent elder statesman? Or could it all be about leadership ambition? His reinvention continues.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 3) Peter Franklin: The values of the all-consuming state or market both deaden the human spirit
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
Setting or streaming tends to benefit high-attaining pupils, but this can be to the detriment of lower-attaining learners.
We need to inspire young people into these careers if we are to deliver our ambitious infrastructure agenda and the industrial strategy.
Labour’s politics of entitlement might appeal to some of my fellow college students, but there are plenty of us who want the chance to work hard and improve our lives.
John Bald: Why is the Government wasting £100 million on a Quango that backs mixed ability teaching?
Free schools and academies have found that setting improves standards. It’s time to stop giving huge public funds to academics who disregard this evidence.
“If something is in the national interest, it is always in the Conservative interest.” May’s speech to Spring Forum – full text
“We back aspiration and ambition. We want everyone, from every background, to be able to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”
The subject is vital for equipping young people to navigate the modern world and respect different cultures.
Robert Halfon: Apprenticeship funding is good, but the Chancellor should do more to back skills as a tool of social justice
We must rebalance Further and Higher Education, and ensure that those with most to gain from up-skilling actually get the opportunity to do so.
Conservatives have a proud record of social reform. I want to break down the barriers to people escaping poverty.
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.