Education

Education

Cut quango budgets, not schools

Cut quango budgets, not schools

The Department for Education have announced their new funding formula, which means more money for schools in the most deprived areas and less for those in London. Whilst this looks like a simple rejigging of the Education budget – the National Audit Office predict that this will constitute a £3bn […]

by × December 16, 2016 ×

Education, Leftwatch

The binary approach of socialists to education, and life

Eternal Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is incensed by the idea of grammar schools making a comeback. Despite a lot of evidence to demonstrate the widespread and catastrophic failure of the comprehensive system when it comes to meeting basic educational criteria, Corbyn, who once got divorced because his wife wanted send […]

by × September 12, 2016 ×

Education, News

Theresa May plans radical education reform

Theresa May has announced some surprising education reforms which herald a new push for radicalism On Friday morning there was a surprise announcement by Theresa May of a government plan to shake up the education system and allow schools to become selective. In effect, putting an end to the arbitrary ban on Grammar schools […]

by × September 12, 2016 ×

Education

Toby Young dives into the grammar school debate on Twitter

Toby Young dives into the grammar school debate on Twitter

This morning there was an announcement by the Prime Minister of a government plan to shake up the educational system and allow schools to become selective. It’s a contentious subject, but Theresa May summed up her reasoning pretty succinctly this morning: “The truth is that we already have selection in our school […]

by × September 9, 2016 ×

Education, News

We must address the underachievement of boys in education

Boys are falling behind in education and the problem can no longer be ignored. There is a gender gap in education. New government figures have revealed that 50.46 percent of boys have failed to meet the new, tougher standard in their SAT exams. As alarming as this is, it is […]

by × September 7, 2016 ×

Education, Liberty

Stop worrying and learn to love a genuine  market in education

Stop worrying and learn to love a genuine
market in education

Of course Grammar Schools should not be banned. It simply isn’t the proper role of the State to ban any type of school, with the exception of terrorist training camps, but to presume that overturning the ban on Grammars is enough to unwed the British education system from its current […]

by × August 9, 2016 ×

Education, Liberty

Repeal the spiteful and regressive ban  on grammar schools

Repeal the spiteful and regressive ban
on grammar schools

“When it comes to opportunity we won’t entrench the advantages of the fortunate few, we will do everything we can to help anybody, whatever your background, to go as far as your talents will take you.” Theresa May wasted no time in setting the tone of her leadership: one nation […]

by × August 4, 2016 ×

Education, Europe

Pro-Brexit students
face hostility in British schools

British schools and universities represent an oppressive space for young students who believe in free speech or hold pro-Brexit beliefs If you think that you have been made to feel uncomfortable for holding eurosceptic, pro-Brexit beliefs, spare a thought for those young Brexiteers trapped firmly behind enemy lines in the […]

by × July 31, 2016 ×

Education, Home Affairs

What happens when a sink school
becomes an academy?

Providing good quality education for the most deprived communities in our country is not easy. For children living in poverty or broken homes, or perhaps with drug or alcohol abuse at home or a parent in prison, education is very hard indeed. I should know, because this is the kind […]

by × April 13, 2016 ×

Education, Liberty

Cotton-wool kids become ‘safe space’ adults

Cotton-wool kids become ‘safe space’ adults

I enjoyed Sam Hooper’s piece about the increasingly aggressive phenomenon of ‘safe space’ students. I think there is value in exploring where this social attitude came from in further detail. I believe that the recent desire of students to turn the adult world into their personal comfort zone is a […]

by × March 26, 2016 ×

Education, News

‘Free’ education would harm
the people it aims to help

​On Wednesday protesters took to the streets to demand ‘free’ education. High quality education which is accessible to all is one of the most important things in a civilised society. It is education that creates opportunity and social mobility, and as Conservatives who believe in self-reliance and hard work, education […]

by × November 7, 2015 ×

Education, News

The grammar school false dawn

The grammar school false dawn

Many people are now erroneously talking about a new grammar school opening in Kent. This is, of course, impossible because it would be against the law. It has however temporarily brought this old debate back into the news. The reaction amongst the cosy cartel in the media, staffed by a […]

by × October 18, 2015 ×