We boast the lowest council tax in Kent by a significant margin and retain our grammar schools. We are also revitalising derelict waterfronts.
Posts Tagged: Grammar schools
School standards have slumped. The one-size fits all approach of comprehensive education has let every pupil down. An overhaul is needed.
Daniel Coughlan: Faith schools. What evidence is there to justify Hinds breaking a manifesto commitment?
While Hinds’ grammar school announcement was welcome, his U-turn on the cap on faith-based free schools is simply baffling.
Today’s announcements are extremely cautious. Some of this is justified, some less so, but it makes a stark contrast to the Gove era.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
Rather than allowing the greatest opportunity for each individual to excel, the educational establishment want to hold them back – in the interests of “levelling attainment”.
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.
Nicky Morgan: Why this social mobility setback? Because the best brains in the Government are fixated on Brexit.
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.
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.
Prospects for the economy 2) Andy Silvester: The fundamentals are strong. But confidence is in shorter supply.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
Ben Jeffreys: Scrap tuition fees. Fairer school funding. Votes at 16. How the Tories can win young people’s support.
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?
Iain Duncan Smith: Why we need a visionary prospectus for this election – not a mass of details and tactical ploys
I feel we have gone too far in publishing and overly political manifestos which make it difficult to govern subsequently.