Two cheers for UCAS figures

Two cheers for UCAS figures

The two charts above – from the report here – are some of the most encouraging charts of recent times in public policy. The first chart shows the application rates to UK universities for the most disadvantaged 18 year olds. That rise is very significant – applications...
Reforming the courts

Reforming the courts

Over the last two decades, criminal justice reformers in the United States have begun to use new and innovative court models to tackle drug addiction and alcoholism, reduce the unnecessary use of imprisonment and stop people coming back into the criminal justice...
A Licence to Teach

A Licence to Teach

In 2009 I was working in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit as a senior education adviser. My role was to provide policy expertise on behalf of No 10 across the education space, which included being embedded in departments to support them on major areas of work. I...
Drug Courts work in America – and can work here

Drug Courts work in America – and can work here

Policy Exchange has often sought advice on policing and crime prevention from the United States – for instance, in seeking to translate the lessons of Bill Bratton and Mayor Giuliani, who precipitated the massive, unprecedented fall in crime experienced by New Yorkers...