His first major interview returns policy to the spirit of May’s original education ideas, with new faith schools and expanded selective ones as part of the mix.
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“Why shouldn’t a mutual, a not-for-profit, or even a charity be able to bid” to run the East Coast Mainline? Tugendhat on markets.
“Competition doesn’t mean privatisation.” The full text of his speech to the Social Market Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
When a generation that grew up online starts seeking public office, it won’t just be journalists who have a trail of unguarded comments that anyone can find.
The Centre for Policy Studies is working with many young, passionate Conservatives to build a better Britain.
The phonics check for six year olds and the free schools programme are genuine breakthroughs.
There are better ways to spend money on education than on tax breaks for very expensive profit-making institutions.
Nicky Morgan: Let’s have fewer rush-jobs like women-only carriages, and more serious, considered policy-making
Politics often expects a quick answer. But the quick answer often isn’t the best. From education to Brexit, complex questions deserve proper thought.
John Blake: This week, A-levels. Next, GCSEs. Now we need to know what the next Tory education reforms will be.
It should focus on improving vocational training for people who are not going to university – and on getting primary as well as secondary education right.
Despite the growth in academies, finding talented people willing to serve as governors remains crucial.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
There is not enough cross-pollination between the education sector and employers. And careers advice must be dramatically improved
Education is key – we need more good and outstanding school places.
Mark Lehain: Cutting the Free School programme would be short-sighted, damaging to standards, and un-Conservative
Free schools are changing lives for the better, and have proved popular despite the early naysaying. Greening must shut down talk of scrapping the policy.
Other than saying, “the state should stay out of things”, they haven’t had much to say. This must change. They need to set out how they’d do things better.
The Education Secretary must navigate skilfully to get the proposals safely to port.