The last week of term is scarcely critical. Is he trying to avoid letting Greenwich set a precedent – or just squaring off with the unions?
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With a ten-year background working in the education sector, I know that teachers are some of the most dedicated people you will ever meet.
There has even been opposition to providing on-line lessons. The closure of schools is further fracturing our already divided society.
The Government is only likely to be emboldened to take the necessary action if it feels that is what parents demand.
If the Mayor is incapable of doing his job, the Government will have to call in the inspectors to take charge.
Parents need to be persuaded to send their children back to school – and until that happens life chances will be blighted and economic growth lessened.
Johnson has fewer than three months in which to move public opinion – the key to getting schools moving again.
The battle to re-open state schools rages across the UK. Also: Mohammed Asghar, Conservative member of the Welsh Assembly, passed away this week.
This is fundamentally an issue of social justice. All children not currently in school are damaged by it, but the poorest children are damaged most.
Any delay will be exploited by the Blob to try and roll back a decade of progress on testing, inspections, and accountability.
John Pennington: Anti-government ideologues are denying children in Bradford the education they need
Thousands of computers are being distributed for home education. But not enough is being done to check they are being used.
The schools debacle is a consequence not of the personal failings of Williamson, but of the structural flaws of this Government
We have a dominating centre and compliant Ministers. The Education Secretary was given his marching orders, and told to like them or lump them.
The Council’s action is increasing inequality without justfication. The independent schools are back at work.
Not only would doing otherwise expose teachers and pupils to unacceptable risk, but the political backlash could be immense.
Enraged voters are not his target: he is zeroing in on the mass of questioning teachers and parents.