Education

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 ×

Education

A “national education system” with a  libertarian twist

A “national education system” with a
libertarian twist

A Corbynite top-down reorganisation of Britain’s education system, giving the state full control over education at all levels and for all ages, would be a terrible and frightening idea. However, what if we took the proposal and gave it a libertarian twist to inspire a genuine consumer-focused revolution in life-long learning? Whether […]

by × August 16, 2015 ×

Education, News

Our education system is still in need of   radical reform

Our education system is still in need of
radical reform

There was an interesting article in The Telegraph about a German expat banker named Arnold Holle warning his fellow countrymen that British private schools were disappointing, and they would be better off educating their kids at home. I do not wish to debate the merits of British private schools, though […]

by × July 20, 2015 ×

Education

Labour will ruin the progress  being made in education

Labour will ruin the progress
being made in education

Most people who express concern about the Labour Party winning the general election do so because they believe they will mismanage the economy. This is indeed a reasonable concern, but increasingly I find myself worrying about the possible ruination of the one area where the Conservative Party has undoubtedly begun […]

by × April 20, 2015 ×

Education

Gove mustn’t play to the collectivists’ tune

Gove mustn’t play to the collectivists’ tune

Conservative Education Policies – one of the problematic flaws in an otherwise robust Education manifesto. It is most unfortunate that the absurd collectivist notion that formal schooling is in ANY way superior to time with family appears to have invaded the otherwise largely sound Education policies of Mr Gove’s administration. […]

by × June 21, 2014 ×

Education

When is a free school not free?

When is a free school not free?

“We are having a school-places crisis going on,” Labour’s new Shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt, proclaimed boldly on Sunday morning’s Andrew Marr show. Despite Labour’s new found hyperbolic fetish of adding ‘crisis’ to seemingly every issue in British politics today, I must admit that I find myself agreeing. Our state-run […]

by × October 17, 2013 ×