11 Nov '14

News Why we need a powerful minister for children | Fiona Millar

Nicky Morgans near-silence wont cut it when we should be fighting to put children at the heart of government policyA strange thing happened recently. I turned on the radio and heard the education secretary speaking. It took a while to work out her identity; her voice was unfamiliar and she was talking about her subsidiary portfolio, womens issues.The fact that she was unrecognisable was revealing. The policy of becalming the education world in the run-up to the general election is clearly working. It could be argued (and is self-evidently the view inside government) that a period of quiet contemplation, implementation and remoralisation is still necessary after all those relentless reforms and gimmicky initiatives. Continue reading...

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