The Chancellor should refuse new funding for schools

The Chancellor should refuse new funding for schools

A shorter version of this article appeared in the Times. Edward Boyle, Minister for Education in the early Sixties, once received a dressing down from his Chancellor of the Exchequer over his department’s requests for the Budget: they were, he was informed, far too...
Nicky Morgan on character education

Nicky Morgan on character education

As a collective, the senior ministers responsible for education in England since the Second World War have been a rather literary lot. The book you choose might depend on your political tastes, perhaps Anthony Crosland’s “The Future of Socialism” or Quentin Hogg’s...
School superunion offers even more power to the far left

School superunion offers even more power to the far left

The merger of the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has created the largest education union in Europe. The National Education Union (NEU) clearly believes it is a force for good but experience suggests the far-left elements of...
Thing to cut before the school curriculum: Call for Evidence

Thing to cut before the school curriculum: Call for Evidence

This article appeared on TES Last Monday we saw the fruits of Justine Greening’s scrabbling down the back of the metaphorical DfE sofa, with the announcement of additional cash for the schools budget in 2018/19 and 2019/20. It is intended to ensure real terms growth...
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