Politicians get a kicking, sometimes deservedly, but if you want an example of committed public service, look no further, on this reshuffle day, than at this one.
Posts Tagged: Grammar schools
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
The Prime Minister went to Eton on a scholarship, and has time and again evinced his commitment to maximising opportunity for all.
“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: On policy, it’s not the Independent Group that’s driven to the margins. It’s the Conservative Right.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
The second writer in our mini-series says that creating more grammars is a distraction from change that matters.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
Artificial restrictions have created huge competitive pressure on places, but lowering standards is not the answer.
Marshall Tisdale: I’m young, gay, state-educated – and Tory. No wonder Owen Jones hasn’t published his interview with me.
I didn’t have private tutoring, I didn’t go to the local grammar school, I don’t fit the Left’s stereotype. Is that why it’s been kept back?
Graham Brady: Let technical and vocational schools fulfil their potential by allowing them to select
Tailoring teaching to children’s needs and interests works in every type of education. Why restrict the benefits of selection?
We boast the lowest council tax in Kent by a significant margin and retain our grammar schools. We are also revitalising derelict waterfronts.
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.