The second writer in our mini-series says that creating more grammars is a distraction from change that matters.
Posts Tagged: State Schools
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
Fabio Conti: A plea for Conservative unity in these fractious times – and how we must plan for the challenges of the future
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
Robert Halfon: Thatcherism was wrong. We need to build social as well as economic capital. Including in our schools.
Educational traditionalists are wrong to believe that if we focus on academic rigour and high standards alone, everything else will fall into place.
Chloe Westley: A brilliant head teacher, a transformational city school – and the need for mavericks
Last week, I met with one such person. Her name is Katharine Birbalsingh – founder and headmistress of the Michaela Community School.
With gangs on our streets and knives in our schools, this is too big a societal issue to look at purely through the lens of our education system.
25 questions about (another) early general election – and the horror show it could be for the Conservatives
The more one thinks about it, the more problematic it becomes.
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
Lee Rowley: Brexit is big. But our politics is bigger – and I say that as a committed Leaver. Here are some ideas to boost it.
Remainers and Brexiteers alike must recognise the politicians are stuck in an ever-decreasing circle of fervour, hyperbole and hysteria.
England achieved its highest ever score in reading in 2016, moving from joint 10th to joint 8th in the PIRLS rankings.
Rather than obsess about lack of aspiration, it is the lack of social capital that we should be focusing on.
It has secured an overwhelming dominance. Until or unless this changes, the Right may win elections – but to limited effect.
Yesterday’s results show that free schools are working. Now Conservatives must back them fully once again.
I was glad to see the Prime Minister and the Education Secretary doing so recently – particularly now that Rayner is clear she will scrap the programme.
Marshall Tisdale: I’m young, gay, state-educated – and Tory. No wonder Owen Jones hasn’t published his interview with me.
I didn’t have private tutoring, I didn’t go to the local grammar school, I don’t fit the Left’s stereotype. Is that why it’s been kept back?