Whilst individual ministers rise and fall, overall the Government goes to the polls with a lot of goodwill from grassroots Conservatives.
While child care is being liberalised in England, Wales sees costs being pushed up.
Boys like to read non-fiction books.
The Blob still thinks Plowden was right, and will do whatever it can to keep out textbooks.
Launch a new £8 million fund to increase the supply of early education places in the capital.
Elizabeth Truss is an Under-Secretary at the Department of Education and the MP for South West Norfolk. Follow Liz on Twitter. Over Christmas on the Today programme, Warren Buffet, the stock market aficionado, claimed that working mothers would help rescue the US economy. He said: “Fifty per cent of the talent in the country, we’ve […]
Elizabeth Truss is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, and is the Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk. Follow Liz on Twitter. Last week, at a seminar on the early years hosted by Frank Field, academic experts presented a compelling chart. It showed that significant educational gaps in England, far more so than other top-performing […]
Elizabeth Truss is the Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk. Follow Liz on Twitter. Britain is still in denial about its maths problem. Despite mounting evidence of its importance in the modern world, the subject hardly dominates the headlines. In 2000 Germany used national outcry about poor results in “PISA shock” to drive reform […]
Liz Truss is Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk. Follow Liz on Twitter. Yesterday on ConservativeHome Tim Montgomerie worried about pre Queen’s Speech rumours about “extended rights for paternity leave” as being “stuck in the pre-crunch era”. Journalist Gaby Hinsliff referred to it on Twitter as “worryingly fast becoming a policy with no friends”. Yet […]
Elizabeth Truss is Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk. Follow Liz on Twitter. The British Government spends more on childcare for the under threes than the Netherlands, Germany, France or Canada. In fact the only countries that spend more are the Nordics. British parents contribute a higher proportion of income than anywhere in the world […]
Elizabeth Truss is MP for South West Norfolk and founder of the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs. It is not just a few rotten apples. The so called market for A Levels is broken. Huge amounts of money have been wasted on the constructing a “suite” of qualifications and spin off products. A “teach […]
Elizabeth Truss is MP for South West Norfolk and founder of the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs. Rising childcare costs are affecting families and businesses. If parents are not able to afford to work, we lose skills in the long term. Highly educated women can end up on the “mommy track” later in their […]
Elizabeth Truss is Conservative MP for South West Norfolk. Yesterday I met Vice Chancellors and representatives of the Russell Group universities with other MPs about what they are doing to widen participation and promote access to their institutions. We heard about multi-million pound schemes, outreach events, summer courses and school visits. There is no doubt […]
Elizabeth Truss is the MP for South-West Norfolk Network Rail relies on a huge amount of public subsidy and heavy government regulation to run its operation. Yet at a meeting in February, I was told by its executives that it was a “private” company and it could “do what it wanted” on the controversial local […]