The Education Secretary's plan to abolish AS-levels will stifle the ambitions of students from the poorest backgrounds.
By abolishing AS-levels, the government risks making university education the preserve of a rich elite.
The Education Secretary's flagship policy has failed to improve standards or reduce educational inequality.
What about parents with children at different schools? Gove and Twigg should recognise the need for local co-ordination.
The education department cannot be expected to oversee more than 3,000 schools. We need local commissioners to act as champions for standards.
Stephen Twigg's speech was neither a capitulation to Gove’s agenda nor a ferocious reaction against it.
Too often founded where they are not needed, the schools are unaccountable to the public and perpetuate the inequalities they are meant to eradicate.
The mass expansion of academies and free schools, regardless of need, shows the incompetence and extravagance of the Education Secretary.
Throwing rhetorical jibes at the Labour leader is a crude displacement activity that will do little to aid the Tories' cause.