When you’re worried about your child’s school, politicians look remote when they sound more interested in acronym bingo on whether we should look more like Canada or Norway.
Posts Tagged: Young People
Ben Spencer: I’m an NHS consultant psychiatrist. And can tell you that this talk of a mental health epidemic is doing real harm.
I worry that some are now trying to protect young people from all stress, any risk of failure, and the whole range of normal human emotions.
We haven’t had it easy, but we are resilient and resourceful. Our appetite for change is bad news for the party that took us for granted.
Festus Akinbusoye: Ministers must clamp down on schools which misuse exclusion as a tool to raise exam pass rates
Bright but disruptive pupils are allowed to stay while less able but equally troublesome children are dumped. It is illegal, but it happens nonetheless.
Glasgow has shown the alternative. We can build communities to show the young a better way than joining gangs.
Digital is changing the way we live our lives. Councils can’t keep up unless the younger generation are part of the decision making process.
George Freeman: Come to our Big Tent Ideas Festival next weekend. And help build conservatism and capitalism for a new generation.
Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, Dan Hannan, Liam Halligan, Steve Baker, Tom Tugendhat & others will speak. And there’s a special discount for ConHome readers.
Rebecca Pow: Reconnecting young people with the natural world would bring benefits to mental and physical health
From creating more green and blue spaces, to GPs prescribing walks and gardening, nature can be a soothing, healing influence.
John Bald: This year’s exam results are another milestone on the road to restoring rigour in education
At the local level, there is also good news in the successful reform of Great Yarmouth Charter Academy.
The old, with their savings, could help the young. The economically active young could help the old, by giving them an income.
Fresh thinking on vocational and technical education is a good start, but fundamental questions about higher education and the state’s role in it remain.
Michael Tomlinson: I voted Leave. But as MPs leave Westminster this summer, we must look wider than the EU debate – and deliver social justice for Britain.
We must embrace such issues as poverty, families, prisons and young people.
Both gave Downing Street the opportunity to assuage their concerns about Chequers, but still found the policy unacceptable.
Mohamed Y Ali: The Conservative candidate for Mayor of London must have a real understanding of defeating crime
The former youth worker and London Assembly member Shaun Bailey could offer hope to disadvantaged communities.
Robert Halfon: What Hunt has done for the NHS, Hinds must do for schools. We need textbooks, not tanks.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.