Research shows that investment in the early years of a child’s life is the most effective way to improve his or her long-term life chances.
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.
Fairly or unfairly, the pro-EU cause is already associated with elites. The arrival of the Withdrawal Bill in the Upper House will do nothing to diminish that impression.
There are better ways to spend money on education than on tax breaks for very expensive profit-making institutions.
The Education Secretary must navigate skilfully to get the proposals safely to port.
While it is no surprise that the current party leadership has leapt at his new idea, neither the moral nor the economic arguments stack up.
Yes, Livingstone named him 12 times when interviewed by me this week. Plus: Saudi Arabia uncovered, Michael Howard unmuzzled. And: In memory of Helen Szamuely.
The second piece in our pre-Budget series on how to eliminate the structural deficit.
The rising proportion of foreign children is eating away at the latter’s backing among the upper-to-better-off-middle class.
Opponents of grammar schools, some supporters of them, a slice of the independent sector, secularists…all have reason not to be best pleased with her plans.
“It is a future in which Britain’s education system shifts decisively to support ordinary working class families.”