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Posts Tagged: Schools
Professor Alan Smithers said that there was a real risk of the move towards school-based training being reversed.
Time and again the Opposition have placed their own political interests above the best interests of young people.
They have helped to spread opportunity, raise life chances and make a difference.
Rob Leitch: As a teacher, I’ve seen the progress that’s been made in schools since 2010. Let’s not throw it away.
I have yet to meet a head teacher who would reverse the academy trend, or give up their newly-found independence, particularly their control over staffing and budgets.
Joe Baron: Schools should direct boys’ natural aggression and competitiveness, not just accept misbehaviour
Guardianista wisdom is that violence is natural in young men, so there’s nothing you can do. That’s claptrap.
Capped care home fees. Better help for rape victims. 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. Reduced number of pension qualifying years for women. And more.
Beginning and ending with deficit reduction – and aiming for a surplus.
The opening of such a school is associated with substantial gains in performance of the lowest performing primary schools nearby.
A Daily Politics profile – how he wrestled with the Bosnian question and has “only minor regret” at never having been Conservative leader.
Better pre-school education, more help in need for those who have contributed more, a higher minimum wage, support for grandparents – all fit Conservative ideals.
A proposal from the ConservativeHome manifesto.
Gove’s drive to extend to the state sector the freedoms enjoyed by fee-paying schools should be extended to allow academic selection.
A more classic case of the state crowding out family and civil society through regulation and subsidy is difficult to find.
The reality is that they can spout educational pie-in-the-sky because they know (as do we all) that they won’t be forming the next government.