Daily Archives: March 19, 2016

Tory Minister Nicky Morgan storms from interview after being asked about disability cuts

”When Sky News confronted her during a visit to a college in Loughborough this afternoon, the Education Secretary refused to talk about the cruel cuts announced during the Chancellor’s budget. She told the reporter: ‘Look, this is a matter very … Continue reading

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UK Column News 18 March 2016

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Stephen Crabb nominates fellow MP’s flat as main home: MPs’ expenses

ARCHIVE:  14 May 2009 NLAT: ”Another suitcase another haul” ”Stephen Crabb, a Conservative MP, claimed his “main home” was a room in another MP’s flat, after buying a new house for his family at taxpayers’ expense.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5318954/Stephen-Crabb-nominates-fellow-MPs-flat-as-main-home-MPs-expenses.html Stephen Crabb: New … Continue reading

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IDS loses legal challenge to keep Universal Credit problems secret

http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2016/03/17/ids-loses-legal-challenge-to-keep-universal-credit-problems Labour Left & NLAT speculate on the real reason for the IDS sudden resignation.

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ToriCon Education White paper – Cameron said in HofC 16 March 2016 ”I would argue that academy schools represent true devolution, because the parents, the governors and the headteacher end up having full control of the school and are able to make decisions about its future”

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/17/parent-governor-role-scrapped-schools-teacher-qualifications GR Comment: ”Here I post a small extract from Wednesday’s debate in the Commons chamber, during which David Cameron responded to a challenge from Caroline Lucas, thus; Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion) (Green): The Prime Minister likes to suggest that … Continue reading

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The ToriCon Education White Paper – Value For Money?

24 October 2015 ”Griffin Schools Trust paid more than £800,000 in two years to consulting companies in which its founders or trustees have financial interests” ”The Griffin Schools Trust, whose accounts show that it breached financial guidelines in 11 different … Continue reading

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The ToriCon Education White Paper – Parents’ Next Move

page 13 – http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/17/parent-governor-role-scrapped-schools-teacher-qualifications GR Comment:  ”Parents will have to organise themselves into an informal “parents board of governors”. If done properly with a constitution and everything required to form such a board they could be a powerful lobbying group … Continue reading

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The New ToriCon Education White Paper – Standards In Schools

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/17/parent-governor-role-scrapped-schools-teacher-qualifications GR Comment: ”Expect trouble – untrained teachers will be eaten alive, kids at state schools are not like the obedient toffs of Harrow and Eton where you can get away with sticking some geek with a phd into the … Continue reading

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The New ToriCon Education White Paper – Future Accountability – OFSTED Will Be Required To ”Filter Out” Unwanted Findings

page 11 – http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/17/parent-governor-role-scrapped-schools-teacher-qualifications GR Comment:  ”I’m wondering who’s next if the academy’s results continue as reported by OFSTED. Given the report that a US academy movement leader is being lined up to head OFSTED I guess they’ll keep OFSTED … Continue reading

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New ToriCon Education White Paper – The National Curriculum – They Are Abolishing It

page 11 – http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/17/parent-governor-role-scrapped-schools-teacher-qualifications GR Comment:  ”With all schools set to become academies, the Tories are effectively abolishing the national curriculum which the last Tory government introduced. Now they are getting rid of parent governors, also introduced by the last … Continue reading

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