Inadequate parenting, ideological orthodoxy, and trades-union inertia share the blame, but shamefully ambiguous official advice on exclusions must be overhauled.
The Education Department treats universities like poorly performing secondary schools, and now intervenes in them so much that the ONHS may well propose bringing them into the public sector.
At present, too many youngsters are become invisible when they leave the system, and not receiving the education they need.
I gave Johnson the night and was incredibly conflicted, still wanting to safeguard the interests of young people and not add to the chaos. But I came to the conclusion the next day that I had to go for the good of the country.
The Government now intends to remove the first 18 clauses of its own legislation and present the Commons with new ones in the autumn.
It marks a shift from his original vision, which placed a much greater emphasis on individual schools having the freedom to do their own thing.
The authors reply to William Atkinson – who suggested a week ago on this site that it should not.
My Conservative predecessors have made possible to achieve the best education system in the world.
Uniform status and mandatory hours seem like a step away from the animating spirit of free schools.
Our new book draws on a vast breadth of experience to make more than 40 recommendations for reform.
Policy-makers should explore they should explore how to utilise such sponsors as philanthropists, businesses and charities.
Perhaps it is time to start to learn to love quangos; perhaps with greater democratic control, such a romance would be possible.