If stoking class wars was not the agenda, a more considered approach would be to encourage independent schools to increase bursaries to those from less advantaged backgrounds. Further depriving disadvantaged students seems a paltry alternative.
The educational benefits are well established. But progress will be derisory until the social worker veto is removed.
VAT on private schools will not make the poor richer but it will damage our country, our great institutions, many hard-working parents and many children who have been given scholarships.
The comprehensivisation experiment begun by the Wilson government helped to bring down the curtain on an age of social mobility.
The Labour leader has completely failed to factor into his sums the huge costs of displacing fee-paying pupils by forcing up the cost of their schooling.
Rishi Sunak’s fighting talk about the “hardworking aspiration of millions of people” will fall on barren ground so long as the middle classes can’t afford fees.
Sunak and Truss are indicative of an educational world divided between private schools and state comprehensives. Grammars can play a role alongside Gove’s reforms in ending that dichotomy.
An external comparator is a useful way of measuring the relative impact of various waves of public sector education reform.
Organisations should be invited in, to offer pupils professional mental health support, as well as sports activities and academic catch-up tuition.
The Government needs to provide an educational route map out of Coronavirus for schools and colleges – so that they can prepare.
The headmaster of Eton has used the Equality Act to justify suppressing free speech at the school. That he stays in post is Eton’s loss.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
A number of highly-equipped educational establishments will be out of use until the next academic year. We should use them.