THE CASE FOR PRIVILEGING MARRIAGE AND FAMILY | Admin10

‘Families are the most important institution in our society. We have to do everything in our power to strengthen them’, proclaimed David Cameron in 2009: very few would disagree. A recent amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill, to include Relationships Education in all schools, says that children are to be taught to respect relationships of every kind as being equal. Except that, by the government’s own declaration, they are not. One relationship – that of family, is the foundation on which a strong and stable society is built. So why is it not privileged above all other…

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NEWS | Admin10

There are fears it could get even tougher to recruit teachers after a drop in the number of trainees on courses in England and Wales. The latest figures show a 6.9% drop in acceptances on to teacher training courses for this year. Head teachers’ leaders said the drop in recruits would deepen the teacher recruitment crisis. The Department for Education said there were more teachers than ever before in England’s schools. Read more

Millions of parents were able to pre-register this week for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website….

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VIEWS | Admin10

Equality does not call us to be identical. If we were identical equality would become a non-existent concept. Only when people are different does equality become desirable and worthy. So why the great palaver? If equality is not an issue, is diversity the requirement for great reams of policy? It shouldn’t be, because it is the flip side of equality – we are different but equal, we accept and embrace diversity. Read more

In its well-meaning attempt to broaden its social mix, Oxbridge has accidentally achieved the opposite: creating a sterile, conformist, PC monoculture of earnest…

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KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

More than two-thirds of children in poverty in the UK are in working families, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. This is more than ever before in figures going back 20 years – up from 43% in 1996-97 to the current 67%. There are now four million children in poverty, the highest since the 2008 financial crash. Read more

Thousands of state schools across England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, according to research. More than a quarter of primary and four in 10 secondary schools are ethnically divided, the social integration charity, The Challenge,…

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KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

More than two-thirds of children in poverty in the UK are in working families, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. This is more than ever before in figures going back 20 years – up from 43% in 1996-97 to the current 67%. There are now four million children in poverty, the highest since the 2008 financial crash. Read more

Thousands of state schools across England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, according to research. More than a quarter of primary and four in 10 secondary schools are ethnically divided, the social integration charity, The Challenge,…

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KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

More than two-thirds of children in poverty in the UK are in working families, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. This is more than ever before in figures going back 20 years – up from 43% in 1996-97 to the current 67%. There are now four million children in poverty, the highest since the 2008 financial crash. Read more

Thousands of state schools across England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, according to research. More than a quarter of primary and four in 10 secondary schools are ethnically divided, the social integration charity, The Challenge,…

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KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

More than two-thirds of children in poverty in the UK are in working families, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. This is more than ever before in figures going back 20 years – up from 43% in 1996-97 to the current 67%. There are now four million children in poverty, the highest since the 2008 financial crash. Read more

Thousands of state schools across England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, according to research. More than a quarter of primary and four in 10 secondary schools are ethnically divided, the social integration charity, The Challenge,…

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