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2008-10-01 00:14:08

By Nigel Morris Tories want more sport and less red tape hindering extra- curricular activities Children would face fewer but tougher tests under moves by an incoming Tory government to "inject common sense" into the examination system, the shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove announced yesterday.

2008-10-01 00:14:08

By RICHARD GARNER The big question Why are we asking this now? Michael Gove, the Conservatives' schools spokesman, spelt out his blueprint for education at his party's annual conference - announcing that his party would adopt the Swedish model of allowing parents' groups, charities and companies to set up their own "free" which they could then run themselves.

2008-08-06 15:00:34

By RUTH WISHART THEY'RE offering "instanthit hedonism". They "celebrate thrill seeking and instant gratification". All in all, the Tories' shadow spokesman on children, schools and families is not a huge big fan of lads' mags.

2008-08-05 09:00:46

"LAD mags" like Zoo and Nuts were today blamed by Conservatives for fuelling a rise in feckless fatherhood by encouraging young men to view women as sex objects.

2008-08-05 00:00:27

By Richard Garner Education Editor Parents will be given a "voucher" so they can shop around to buy their children a school place under a Conservative government, the party's schools spokesman has said.

2008-06-21 00:00:20

LABOUR's deputy, Schools Minister Jim Knight has challenged the Conservative Party to "come clean" on grammar schools. Mr Knight said he had written to Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove to press him on the issue, claiming the Tories were "divided" on academic selection.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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