Why universities had to be challenged

Why universities had to be challenged

Related Content Getting 50% of 18-year-olds into FE led to low productivity, poor social mobility and cultural division   It is now official. The helter skelter expansion of UK higher education ushered in 21 years ago by Tony Blair’s pledge to send half of school...
Facts vs feelings in the BLM debate

Facts vs feelings in the BLM debate

Related Content Despite activist anger, the statistics tell a broadly positive story about black middle-class advancement   George Floyd’s appalling murder and the global outrage it triggered has evolved into a broader protest about black disadvantage and racism in...
First Fruits of Education Reform

First Fruits of Education Reform

Related Content   The UK should feel deservedly pleased with the results of this week’s PISA rankings. Since the last rankings three years ago, it has risen from 22nd to 14th in reading, from 15th to 14th in science and from 27th to 18th in maths. The last is a...
Surprisingly good news in the hate crime figures

Surprisingly good news in the hate crime figures

The annual hate crime figures released today (Tuesday) revealed another dismal increase in recorded incidents: a 17 per cent annual increase to 94,098 in total incidents 2017-2018 and what the BBC called a 40 per cent “surge” in religion linked incidents from 5,949 to...