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...
Accentuating the negative on race

Accentuating the negative on race

There has been a sharp decline in hard racist attitudes in Britain in the past few years with only one per cent of the population, and those mainly over 50, admitting to being “very prejudiced”. And there has been a continuing steady decline in the number of white...
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...
Indiscriminate on Discrimination

Indiscriminate on Discrimination

Last week saw the publication of two Government commissioned reviews, both related to the life chances of minorities. The Lammy Review, published on Friday and led by David Lammy MP, investigated the treatment of and outcomes for ethnic minorities in the criminal...