Politics
24 April 2000
Every so often, you hear something that makes you despair. Here's something I heard the other day. A reporter called...
Politics
10 April 2000
Professor Marie Clay believes that Britain needs to do just two things, both quite modest and affordable, if we are to...
Politics
28 February 2000
It seemed like a great find at the time. I was working on a biography of Clement Attlee, and was looking at a huge...
Politics
21 February 2000
It would be quite wrong to suppose that there are no winners in new Labour's education system. The merciless war of...
Politics
07 February 2000
Britain still has 164 grammar schools that are allowed to choose the pupils they wish to teach, and to force other...
Politics
31 January 2000
The most consistent theme of new Labour education policy is its desperately one-sided love affair with the private...
Politics
15 November 1999
Leaving aside the 15 city technology colleges set up by the Conservatives more than a decade ago, only one British...
Politics
11 October 1999
I took my daughter to Tesco the other week. Not to shop, but to pick up the computer that her primary school had earned...
Politics
27 September 1999
Now that my one-time colleague Dick Clements has been "exposed" by the Sunday Times as an alleged "agent of influence"...
Politics
30 August 1999
The Secretary of State for Education, David Blunkett, is sitting on 47 glitzy presentations from people who hope he...
Politics
19 July 1999
More than £250,000 is being pumped into education in Islington, one of the poorest boroughs in London. That is the good...
Politics
26 April 1999
David Blunkett badly wants to fire the chief schools inspector, Chris Woodhead, but Tony Blair won't let him. When the...
Politics
02 April 1999
Last week, in a blaze of publicity, a report from Sir Claus Moser revealed startlingly high levels of illiteracy in...
Politics
12 March 1999
Every school day since September, practically every child in the country between the ages of five and 11 has taken part...
Politics
15 January 1999
It's hard to see how Dr Andrew Povey will ever be able to hold his head high again. The chair of Surrey County Council'...

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