Interview: Lord Adonis

Andrew Adonis is out to fix Britain’s failing comprehensives. The former Minister for Education is Labour to the core, a champion of Teach First, and the driving force behind academy schools. He is, in short, the living embodiment of Tony Blair’s old mantra, “education, education, education.” Hardly surprising, given his own decidedly unconventional background. Adonis’ life story reads like […]

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It’s time for Oxford to help transform our state schools

The reforms to the state education system pioneered by the last government have radically improved the state education system. It is easy to be blind to quite how bad things were; the statistics really are shocking. The basic school leaving standard is just 5 GCSEs at A* to C including English and Maths, and this […]

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