Education

What about Whig history?

9 November 2010 16:00

Simon Schama, who is advising the government on drawing up a new history section of the national curriculum, has an…

Gove the bully?

8 November 2010 12:06

There has been a telling development in the resistance against ‘free schools’ this morning. The Evening Standard reports that Brian…

Diversity is the name of the game: different pupils have different needs

6 November 2010 20:36

The Times has a spread on free schools (p20-p21) today (£), focusing on the model of Kunskapskolan, one of the…

The importance of teaching British values in schools

6 November 2010 11:56

One of the websites that the young Muslim woman, Roshonara Choudhry who stabbed Stephen Timms MP mentioned in her police…

The tuition fees compromise

3 November 2010 10:48

Away from the mid-terms, we have the little issue of tuition fees. David Willetts will today set out the government’s…

Free schools: good for all schools

26 October 2010 16:37

Free schools are all well and good – but what about the schools that remain? Some CoffeeHousers raise this question…

Which side are you on?

26 October 2010 9:04

At last, The Guardian is reporting the grassroots rebellion in education. It has picked up on the story of Fiona…

Reading between Laws’ lines

25 October 2010 17:29

In The Guardian today, David Laws argues for increasing funding for the pupil premium to £5 billion in the next…

A Conservative council joins the secret war against England’s schools

25 October 2010 11:13

For the parents where I live who are campaigning for a better local school, the Spectator’s expose on ‘the secret…

Sticking up for free schools

22 October 2010 23:09

I’m on the train back from doing Radio Four’s Any Questions – broadcast live from Derby, repeated at 1.10pm tomorrow…

Labour’s Kill Clegg strategy

22 October 2010 14:18

One question swirling through the sea of British politics is this: how will Ed Miliband act towards the Lib Dems?…

Osborne blunts the axe – slightly

20 October 2010 18:30

As expected, the Chancellor announced reductions in public spending – though not quite as severe as indicated in the Emergency…

Doing things right, but in the wrong way

20 October 2010 17:09

In today’s spending review, George Osborne was absolutely right to hold the line on eliminating the structural deficit within one…

The slog starts today

20 October 2010 9:02

Welcome to Stage Two of the government’s life. The first stage was the Budget, which established the size of the…

Laws helps Gove

18 October 2010 16:51

Michael Gove has just been explaining in the Commons where the £7 billion for the fairness premium that Nick Clegg…

The universities strike back

17 October 2010 16:57

A wander through to p.14 of the Sunday Times delivers one of the most eyecatching political stories (£) of the…

The government protects yet more spending

16 October 2010 10:41

This morning’s papers announce that cuts to the defence budget will be considerably less than 10 percent, following an intervention…

The cuts are almost settled

15 October 2010 18:27

We are entering the end game of the spending review. The Department of Education settled this morning, according to both…

Clegg sweetens the pill with a fairness premium

15 October 2010 9:07

Only five days to go until the spending review – and after weeks of emphasis on the cuts we’re about…

Counting down to the spending review

13 October 2010 10:42

Only one week to go, folks, until the main event itself: the Comprehensive Spending Review. And judging by this morning’s…