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  • thomas glynn: I couldn't agree more. it is a pity the Labour party in Halton, Appleton, kingsway and Riverside Ward didn't think the same?? (12 February 2014)
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  • thomas glynn: With regard to the education in singpore? How many pupils in the upper age bracket 13 to 16 are constantly removed from classes on a regular basis? There is a constant flow of youths moved out of... (5 December 2013)
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  • Kevin Joyce: A 2:1 degree or higher does not necessarily indicate a better quality teacher. Maybe a more accurate measure would be to explore the number of teacher trainees achieving a higher score in their... (4 December 2012)
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  • jane eades: Presumably, then, Mr Gove will accept full responsibility for the increased costs and the failure to improve state education (except by selectively choosing the figures presented). (17 April 2012)
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  • Nicky Davis: The trouble is the BSF changes to education in Stoke-on-Trent mean that there are too few high school places for the future, based on the council's own figures. ... (28 February 2012)
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  • DAVID TAYLOR: See post re Angie Bray What is "brilliant" about drawing the wrong conclusions ? (17 January 2012)
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  • Janet Downs: Mr Gove says he is in favour of academy chains growing as fast as possible. These chains are centralised and unaccountable. A former academy principal, John Burn OBE, warned about academy... (27 July 2011)
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  • Janet Downs: Mr Gove says the Government “will deduct money from local authorities to take account of the fact they no longer provided services to academies.” What he did not say was that the Government... (27 July 2011)
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  • Janet Downs: When Mr Gove quoted the YouGov poll, he forgot to say this (from YouGov website): “The British public is largely split over the Government’s plans to abolish the Education Maintenance... (27 July 2011)
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  • thomas glynn: Keeping student in education till 19 will prove as usual a big Flop? There are a certain number of students that will not benefit by being kept in classrooms where they have no interest at all... (14 May 2011)
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  • Pete Saunders: Gove clarifies this in the following point of order, see: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?i d=2011-03-28a.69.0 (30 March 2011)
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  • Graham Smith: My first attempt.....please treat me gently. An opinion poll ? Independent,relating to what? When? (29 March 2011)
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  • J H Hall: I do not understand what the Secretary of State is getting at. Is he proposing that the parents write the school curriculum? If so, how will he be able to prevent any errant nonsense being... (22 March 2011)
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  • Nate Simpson: New school mentioned is "King’s Science Academy" in Lidget Green. (16 February 2011)
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  • michael leonard: in other words become a academy school or you wont get a new much needed building (21 December 2010)
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  • Nate Simpson: David Ward's exit was refereed to in the house of Lords the Following day: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id= 2010-11-18a.914.1&s=David+Ward+MP#g920.2 (19 November 2010)
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  • Arnold Tarling: Not exactly a squeaky clean process if you rely upon Labour's way of doing things in mitigation. How do you know you have got the best person for the job if the post has not been advertised? (16 November 2010)
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  • J H Hall: Although examination results are one partial measure of attainment, there are others and it is dispiriting to hear the Secretary of State for Education reply only in terms of examination results.... (16 November 2010)
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  • Harrow Council for Justice (HCJ): "We cannot go on with such a drastic waste of talent, which is why we need to legislate now to ensure that opportunity becomes more equal in our society" - sounds like good awareness of the... (20 July 2010)
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  • Barbara McInnis: Michael Gove should be pretty familiar with inefficiency. He was pretty inefficient when dealing with his own expense claims. Had to make apologies and return funds. (13 July 2010)
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  • James Quartly: An excellent answer to the question put before this educated man, leaving me in no doubt about how the Secretary of State feels about the area the question asked involves. (6 July 2010)
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  • barbara richards: "The events that we are reflecting on today were horrific and they still haunt the nation's conscience." They won't haunt my concience, some of us have been calling on you people in charge to... (13 March 2009)
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  • Ben Hoskin: I think one of the (few) problems with Michael Gove is he succumbs to the temptations to descend into party politics when Labour try to distract him from what is, ultimately, an apolitical bill. (11 February 2009)
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  • Ben Hoskin: I think one of the (few) problems with Michael Gove is he succumbs to the temptations to descend into party politics when Labour try to distract him from what is, ultimately, an apolitical bill. (11 February 2009)
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  • Ben Hoskin: "The spirit of improvement is not always a spirit of liberty, for it may aim at forcing improvements on an unwilling people; and the spirit of liberty, in so far as it resists such attempts, may... (2 February 2009)
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