Too little attention is focused on the reasons why where you are born and your family background still matter far too much in modern Britain.
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.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
Increasingly, the Conservatives are seen as protecting the interests of those who have acquired wealth by their old age.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
Bright children from working families can close the attainment gap more easily in grammar schools than in comprehensives.
Why spend money on grammars, rather than dealing with school overcrowding? And why back Trident rather than the Navy’s conventional fleet?
I feel we have gone too far in publishing and overly political manifestos which make it difficult to govern subsequently.
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
Today’s papers show she already has a tough time pleasing everyone.
The Education Secretary must navigate skilfully to get the proposals safely to port.
We will champion grammar schools, as well as promoting engineering, manufacturing and construction training, and information technology.
The Education Secretary is grappling with reform of the national funding formula for schools at a time when spending on them is under pressure.
Politics requires both action and explanation.
The former Education Secretary says she knows from experience that “there’s only so much brain space” for reforms.