The government is a micromanaging, stingy boss to England's state educators, argues teacher Jun Bo Chan.
The Conservative peer and former education secretary writes about the party’s plans for schools.
It is a fallacy that attention to the private-school question will distract from improving state education. For 70 years this has been a tired excuse to avoid a difficult problem.
Private schools instil their children with a sense of entitlement and confidence that is lacking among state-school pupils, argues Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett.
Although a large majority of parents might believe that praise is invariably beneficial to children, research suggests otherwise.
Running schools as charities has simply insulated them from the consequences of their own financial incontinence.
Private schools allow the privileged to buy their way into every structure of power in this country with barely a whisper from the rest of us. Why give them tax relief as charities when so many do next to nothing to earn it?
A much-clarified tweet from the Department for Education serves to remind us that despite the introduction of same-sex marriage, the Conservative Party has yet to catch up on some issues.
Three and a half years after finishing university, graduates who attended private schools earn an average of 7 per cent more per year than graduates who went to state school.
In recent years the number of private schools catering to Chinese nationals has grown rapidly. A Chinese-owned chain offering a Canadian curriculum dominates, with more than 30 schools across the country.
Labour's unclear opposition to academies could drag high-performing chains like ARK back under local bureaucracy.
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