School Cuts coalition warns of real-terms cuts despite government’s cash injection
Four in five state schools in England will be financially worse off next year than they were in 2015 despite promises by Boris Johnson’s government of a multibillion-pound funding boost, according to research by teachers’ unions.
The School Cuts coalition of six unions, which spearheaded a national campaign for more funding in schools, has conducted an analysis of recent government announcements which it says shows that more than 80% of schools will have less funding per pupil in real terms in 2020 than they did in 2015.Continue reading...
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including chancellor’s speech at Conservative party conference in Manchester
- Sajid Javid signals he has plan to cut taxes in event of no-deal Brexit
- Javid’s Today interview - Summary
In another interview, asked if he had squeezed the thigh of the journalist Charlotte Edwardes 20 years ago, Boris Johnson replied:
No, and I think what the public want to hear is about what we are doing to level up and unite the country.
I’m just saying what I’ve said. What the public want to hear is what we are doing for them and for the country and the investment in ways of uniting the country.
Not at all. I think what the public want to hear is what we are doing to bring the country together and get on with improving their lives.
I think I would make one general comment. I think there is a lot of people who basically want to stop us delivering Brexit on October 31.
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There’s more teetotalism – and students are more likely to have a job. As term begins, our writer visits Glasgow, her alma mater, to hear the hopes and fears of four first-years
In the autumn of 1997, I was a fresher at the University of Glasgow. Months after the Labour landslide, weeks after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, I was an 18-year-old British-Indian made up of equal parts teenage kicks, terror and Topshop – and on my way to Scotland for the first time, to live and study in a city I had never even visited. I was a 90s Londoner in every sense: geographically ignorant, cocky, earnestly carrying a pager. North, to me, meant north of the Thames. Yet there I was, on a train nosing true north on the west coast mainline.
At Euston station, I was waved off by my parents. I remember nothing of this momentous goodbye. In Carlisle, I felt a great sense of occasion because I thought we had crossed the border. By Motherwell, I was all grown up. In Glasgow, seeing the towering gothic spire of the fourth oldest university in the UK from my cab window, I thought it was the cathedral. When the driver informed me that it was, in fact, my university, I gasped. Had I even seen the prospectus?Continue reading...
Gavin Williamson says technical courses could become more popular than university
Vocational and technical training could become more popular than going to university, according to education secretary Gavin Williamson as he prepares to announce £120m in extra funding for a new wave of specialist institutes.
Williamson will tell the Conservative party conference on Monday of plans to launch a further eight institutes of technology – a collaboration between further education (FE) colleges, universities and employers to offer higher level technical training – joining the 12 opening this year to rival higher education as an option for students.Continue reading...
The Canadian prime minister achieved a historic victory in 2015 but as he nears the end of his first term a series of scandals are making his political future less certain. With elections next month, journalist Leyland Cecco discusses how likely it is Trudeau will repeat his initial success. And: Kaitlyn Regehr on why new sex education lessons in schools are already outdated
As Justin Trudeau looks to renew his parliamentary majority in a forthcoming federal election, a series of scandals have made his political future uncertain. Most recently, the publication of a series of images showing Trudeau in blackface forced the Canadian prime minister to admit he could not recall how many times he had worn it.
Toronto-based journalist Leyland Cecco talks to Rachel Humphreys about Trudeau’s first term in office and whether he can rescue his campaign to win a second – opinion polls shows him in a tight race against his Conservative rival.
HMC chair says integration into state sector would result in burgeoning costs
Labour plans to integrate private schools into the state sector will result in larger classes and burgeoning costs, the head of a group representing Britain’s leading independent schools has said.
Fiona Boulton, the chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), said that Labour’s pledge last week to endorse a series of measures that will effectively abolish private schools was based on “ignorance and the desire to damage”.Continue reading...
- Larry Bacow apologises for remark about 13th amendment
- Colleges should not try to ‘own’ wealthy alumni
The president of Harvard University has apologized for likening the 13th amendment to the US constitution – which abolished slavery – to changes in how colleges raise funds.Continue reading...
Die junge Schauspielerin und ausgebildete Tänzerin legt ein haariges Bekenntnis ab und erinnert sich an viele elastische Pausen in einer ganz besonderen Schule.