The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Posts Tagged: Independent Schools
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.
The Prime Minister went to Eton on a scholarship, and has time and again evinced his commitment to maximising opportunity for all.
Ryan Henson: How to improve opportunities for white working-class boys – and get more on the Tory benches too
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.
Isabel Oakeshott: By urging that private schools pay VAT, Gove spurred Labour’s new attack on the middle class
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.
Iain Dale: Guess who mentioned Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler…and, yes, Hitler?
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.
Ryan Shorthouse: Balancing the budget. Make private schools pay VAT. End ring-fencing. Charge for missed GP appointments.
The second piece in our pre-Budget series on how to eliminate the structural deficit.
Protests over May’s grammar school plans, quiet about her independent school ones. The latter are losing support on the Right.
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.”