Educational traditionalists are wrong to believe that if we focus on academic rigour and high standards alone, everything else will fall into place.
Plus: ditching Corbyn – it’s not that easy for Britain’s Jews. And: thanks to Tracey Crouch and Danny Kruger, the Big Society is back.
Plus: why John Bald is wrong to be critical on this site of the Education Select Committee’s report on school exclusions.
High educational standards are essential, but the most disadvantaged children also need help with workplace skills and social capital.
There has been huge investment in physical capital. But meanwhile, the effort to revitalise our human capital has been fragmented, centralised and half-hearted.
The former Chief Rabbi also speaks about his new book, “Not in God’s Name.”
Our modern way of life is fundamentally unsupportive of returning soldiers.
This is a social justice issue: people with lower incomes aspire to get married, but face significantly higher financial and cultural barriers to doing so.
When things like like “family stability, imperfectly treatable health problems, and community engagement” are taken into account, the class divide becomes a chasm.