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Posts Tagged: Schools
Ben Rochelle: How can Greening get out of the trap she’s in over the National Funding Formula for schools?
During a meeting with other disgruntled Conservative MPs, George Osborne allegedly told the Education Secretary: “Now you see why I didn’t do this.”
John Bald: The Supreme Court judgement shows that our school attendance system ‘requires improvement’
Inspectors need more discretion to allow for special circumstances, and parents an avenue to appeal decisions by head teachers.
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.
The Education Secretary is grappling with reform of the national funding formula for schools at a time when spending on them is under pressure.
Dean Godson: Deal or No Deal. What happens if we leave the EU without a comprehensive agreement? A call for evidence.
We are keen to gather views from interested parties (such as businesses, industry groups, politicians, academics and others) about what would happen.
You may well hear grumbling from businesses about the levy which will help to fund them – but the effort will be worth it.
Nicky Morgan: It’s time to focus on white working-class boys – whose needs are neglected in too many schools
Low aspirational parenting and teaching are key problems.
The proposed reform has lost support even among those who spent years calling for the old system to be scrapped.
A third-rate leader like her – who can’t even run her schools properly – wants to make me a foreigner to my other half, and turn my home into “abroad”.
Parents waiting in cars with their engines idling at the end of the school day raise the pollution level significantly.
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
James Cartlidge: The devastating truth at the heart of the NICs row. We’re palming difficult decisions off on the next generation.
We may be rowing back to defend one promise. But another more fundamental promise to the future is actually at stake.
David Gauke: This is a Budget for resilience, skills and fairness – and our changes to NICs are fair
Self-employed people earning less than £15,900 a year will still see a reduction in their NICs bill, and also benefit from the increased income tax personal allowance.