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Social mobility, the Sutton Trust says, is 'how someone’s adult outcomes relate to their circumstances as a child.' If this means rising from poverty... Read more
This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here . Politics and education are inseparable and always have been. This is clear... Read more
Concern about education has reached its highest level since September 2016, an IpsosMORI poll reveals. The poll, which took place between 5 and 15... Read more
Just over three million people have watched the new School Cuts video in just 72 hours. That’s three million people who care about the school funding... Read more
The Conservative Party policy on grammar schools is abhorrent. It would take a blog and a half to recount all the evidence that has been amassed... Read more
The Conservative manifesto, which is being quoted by Tory candidates, is very carefully worded and extremely misleading. It gives the impression of... Read more
Yesterday's announcement promised £1 billion extra a year for the core schools budget, made up of £650 million diverted from free infant lunches and... Read more
With campaigning underway for the general election, the key issue in education is funding. The recent IFS report noted that "between 2010–11 and 2015... Read more
I was prompted to write this article by a recent telephone conversation with the complaints section of my Electricity Supply company. I won’t bore... Read more
After the EU referendum I wrote an article which began by drawing attention to comments made by Conservative Party elder statesman, former Chancellor... Read more
( Posted on behalf of Trevor Fisher ) Forty years ago this autumn the Labour Prime Minister, James Callaghan, gave a speech at Ruskin College in... Read more
John Bolt of the SEA writes: Teresa May’s decision to re-open the issue of grammar schools – and secondary moderns - has trained a spotlight directly... Read more
Posted on behalf of Trevor Fisher Why are Westminster politicians so deeply resistant to evidence on educational issues? Expert opinion counts for... Read more
The Prevent duty which requires public authorities such as schools to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism... Read more
We now know the outcome: for better or worse, for richer or poorer, we’re leaving the EU. After a campaign comprising misinformation and... Read more
Part one of two "A five-year-old is five times more likely than an adult of 30 to develop mesothelioma , a type of cancer linked to asbestos, if they... Read more
The current controversy over the owners’responsibility for the collapse of the high street retailer BHS – on top of the shareholders’ revolt over the... Read more
As protests grow at so many aspects of current policy - from an impoverished curriculum to the diminishment of local democracy, the erosion of... Read more