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Posts Tagged: Schools
Rob Leitch: The greatest Conservative education reform of all – changing the way progress is measured
It will no longer be possible for schools to focus their energies and resources getting a narrow band of C/D grade students over the finishing line.
We should unify all schools under one simple legal status. Opponents of reform are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Pupils and teachers face ridicule and ostracism for so much as uttering a single word of support for the Conservative Party.
Joe Cawley: The Budget’s academies expansion. More centralised control – or more freedom and better results?
The academies plan could mark the start of a more effective, cheaper, de-centralised, responsive and accountable way of running the nation’s services.
He makes the case for the Government’s extension, and Chris Cook of Newsnight (formerly a Willetts adviser) the case against it.
James Sproule: Osborne has posed problems for business recently. But this Budget was, on balance, good news.
Especially so for smaller firms and entrepreneurs.
Mark Field: As the Budget approaches, the storm clouds gather – and the long haul back to sustainable recovery goes on
For too long, millions of our fellow Britons have lacked the skills or consistent record of employment to justify their level of workplace earnings.
Past solutions have focused chiefly on economic solutions, but the the cultural and social dimensions have been neglected.
This is an area where Conservatives can be proud of our compassionate record, but there remains more to do.
Labour allowed fashionable theories to undermine effective teaching and foster mass innumeracy, but this Government is putting it right.
A stress on character is at the heart of the reforms which Cameron described yesterday and which Gove is implementing.
We want to ensure that you are not arbitrarily held back because of the colour of your skin, your sexuality or your religious beliefs.
Study of the American education system raises interesting questions about the impact of choice on children’s performance.
Plus: The turnaround success story of Ebbsfleet Academy. And: the Cecil Parkinson I knew.