July/August 2015
A free school head advises the Education Secretary to abolish Ofsted and cut the burden of red tape if she wants the state system to stop failing pupils
 
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September 2014
Michael Gove was hated because people prefer the bigotry of low expectations to fixing Britain's education system. But he was right
 
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March 2014
Inspectors trust good schools to control pupils’ behaviour. So why do they try to impose child-centred teaching? It’s time for reform
 
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January/February 2014
Michael Gove's proposal that teachers be rewarded financially for achieving targets undermines the very ethos of the profession
 
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July/August 2012
'In 1987 the majority of England cricketers were state-educated. Now most professional sportsmen are educated privately — including black children'
 
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June 2012
‘We used to point to the fact that teachers didn’t know grammar. Now the inspectors judging the teachers don’t know it either’
 
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May 2012
'Gove has restored ordinary rights to classroom teachers. Yet the unions hate the man who made it possible for teachers to breathe again'
 
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April 2012
‘In New York schools where they teach a core knowledge curriculum, some of the poorest children are discussing Shakespeare at four years old’
 
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March 2012
‘There is such a shortage of places in London that schools will soon have to start teaching in shifts—as they are forced to in developing countries’
 
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January/February 2012
'It is only when one tries to do good that one discovers just how many people will try to prevent one's sucess'
 
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December 2011
Why should ethnic minorities be castigated for voting Conservative when the Left have betrayed them educationally?
 
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November 2011
‘The madness of the education debate has reached a point where NUT members would prefer to see a school building sold to a capitalist developer rather than see a free school succeed’
 
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October 2011
‘The opposition to free schools can be intimidating—you’d think we were building nuclear bombs, not setting up a school’
 
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September 2011
Low academic standards are producing undisciplined young people. The English Baccalaureate (EBac) offers a renewed rigour
 
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June 2011
The teaching unions don’t care about teachers or children. They care only about themselves. The result is a broken education system
 
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April 2011
With the State System failing our children, only free schools can provide an affordable, quality education for all
 
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March 2011
The education system's emphasis on skills and "learning to learn" denies the truth that acquiring knowledge teaches children to think
 
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December 2010
Thrown out of her school after addressing the Conservative Party conference, this teacher explains her change of mind
 
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