Successful schools would have to toe the line or be subject to the attentions of local democratic controllers. They could be destroyed without shutting them down.
Posts Tagged: free schools
Despite the proven success of schools like Michaela, the Left’s policies are more destructive than ever.
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
The criteria for new schools have been squeezed too much – children who deserve the chance of a great education are missing out as a result.
Despite the obstacles and abuse she faced while setting up the school, Birbalsingh had staff who shared her values, commitment and determination.
We need more of them. But they also need the chance to offer something different.
Suella Braverman: The momentum for free schools has stalled. Johnson’s new Government should revive it.
My new report for the Centre for Policy Studies – published today – calls on the government to turbocharge its commitment to them.
The Conservatives have achieved much in school reform, but there is still a lot more to do.
Robert Halfon: Skills, social justice, standards, and support for teachers. A four-part manifesto for the new Prime Minister.
By extending the ladder of opportunity to those who currently lack it, e can ensure the next generation climbs it.
There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
“Making those dreams come true: that should be our calling as Conservatives.” Raab’s speech to Onward – full text
“People need the opportunity to benefit from their ability, their determination, and their hard-work.”
Rachel Wolf: How even the perception of a knife crime crisis will make good schools no go zones once again
In general, it is right that schools should remove children that are a danger to others and who are preventing other children from learning.
Future of Education 3) Calvin Robinson: Leave the curriculum alone, and focus on quality of delivery
The third writer in our mini-series argues for a focus on finding and keeping good teachers. And asking tough questions of some PGCE courses.