Posts Tagged “children”

Tackling child poverty: a liberal approach

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2016

I was one of the speakers at last night’s fringe meeting – hosted by the Child Poverty Action Group and the Education Policy Institute – alongside Alison Garnham (CPAG’s chief executive), former Lib Dem MP Jenny Willott and Lib Dem (…)

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Clegg says no to childcare ratio changes. My question is: why’s it the Government’s job to dictate them?

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2013

Nick Clegg’s statement is categorical — the Coalition is abandoning plans to allow nurseries and childminders in England to look after more children. Revealed in January by Conservative children’s minister Liz Truss, the idea that the ratio for under 2s, for example, could increase from 1:4 to 1:6 was always going to be controversial. Here’s […]

Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Ignore the papers, here’s the real truth about the Coalition’s plans for childcare”

by Stephen Tall on February 3, 2013

The latest letter from Nick Clegg to party supporters takes us behind the scenes of the Coalition’s negotiations over how best to help families with the cost of childcare. He dismisses newspaper gossip of splits in the ‘Quad’ as “total nonsense”, before setting out the principles that have guided their decision-making — focusing help on […]

Nick Clegg delivers radical reforms to shared parental leave

by Stephen Tall on November 13, 2012

As LibDemVoice reported today… You can read Nick’s speech in full here.

The 446 state schools where poorer children perform better than average

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2012

One of the biggest questions in education is the extent to which schools can make a difference to the lives of the children they teach. Put more fatalistically, if you’re born poor does that mean you will perform poorly at (…)

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