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17 September 2015 | Knowledge and the Curriculum: A collection of essays to accompany E. D. Hirsch’s lecture at Policy Exchange

Edited by Natasha Porter, Jonathan Simons

  • Ahead of a speech by American education academic E. D. Hirsch, Policy Exchange has drawn together a collection from a diverse range of education policy experts discussing the impact that Hirsch's thinking has had on the curriculum.

  • 09 September 2015 | Low Crime for All: How to reduce crime for London's communities

    By Rt Hon David Lammy MP

  • The crime rate is not low. Crime can be reduced further and this will benefit everyone but especially the most vulnerable. More police patrolling London’s streets will deliver less crime.

  • 28 August 2015 | Powering Up: The future of onshore wind in the UK

    By Richard Howard, Katherine Drayson

  • Onshore wind is the most cost effective and scaleable low carbon technology in the UK and should be allowed to continue, albeit with subsidies phased out, if the government wants to decarbonise at least cost to the consumer.

  • 25 August 2015 | Crossing the Line: Improving success rates among students retaking English and maths GCSEs

    By Natasha Porter
    Edited by Jonathan Simons

  • Secondary schools should cover the costs of some or all their students who fail to get a C in GCSE English or maths and end up transferring from the school to a Further Education (FE) College to take their resits.

  • 17 August 2015 | On the Move: How to create a more mobile workforce

    By Damian Hind

  • On the Move shows how making it easier for people – especially those on low incomes – to commute just a little bit further each day can put them in touch of thousands of extra potential jobs. Proposals from the report for doing so include tax benefits for ride-sharing schemes, introducing part-time rail tickets and devolution rail franchising and commercial bus subsidy.

  • 16 July 2015 | The Customer is Always Right: Putting consumers back at the heart of UK energy policy

    By Richard Howard
    Edited by James Frayne

  • For too long policymakers have failed to strike the right balance between energy affordability and decarbonising the economy. Ill thought through energy and climate policies have added £120 to the average household energy bill over the past five years. While reducing carbon emissions remains critical, if the government wants to retain support for this goal it must focus on carrying it out in a way that reduces the price of energy bills.

  • 15 June 2015 | Overlooked But Decisive: Connecting with England’s Just about Managing classes

    By James Frayne

  • Despite their overwhelming importance, “squeezed middle” voters - those in the C1/C2 socio-economic classes - across England’s most marginal seats feel overlooked and unrepresented. Overlooked but Decisive examines the values and political attitudes of this group and develops a detailed profile of this groups values and beliefs.

  • 30 March 2015 | Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving our armed forces from defeat by judicial diktat

    Richard Ekins, Jonathan Morgan, Tom Tugendhat

  • Clearing the Fog of Law shows that misguided human rights laws mean British troops operating in the heat of battle are now being held to the same standard as police officers patrolling the streets on a Saturday night in the West End. The report calls for British forces to operate under the rules of the Geneva Conventions, rather than the ECHR, in future conflicts.

  • 09 March 2015 | A Rising Tide: The Competitive Benefits of Free Schools

    By Natasha Porter, Jonathan Simons

  • Free Schools are raising standards for other pupils across the local community, especially in some of the poorest performing schools, as well for the pupils who attend them. A Rising Tide sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

  • 06 March 2015 | Education Manifesto

    By Natasha Porter, Annaliese Briggs, Jonathan Simons

  • The Education Manifesto offers a suite of education policy proposals, including ideas on compulsory maths for all 16-18 year olds, a student debt forgiveness scheme for teachers in state schools, incentives to attract teachers to work and stay in regions and a publicly funded retraining scheme linked to growth sectors in the UK’s new industrial strategy.

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