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EDUCATION: Must try harder? We already are

Margaret Holness asks how church universities would cope with a Tory demand for better-qualified teachers

“EDUCATION, education, education.” New Labour’s mantra for the 1997 General Election is being reprised now in David Cameron’s outline programme for a prospective Conservative administration. Education is prominent on the agenda, and last month the Tory leader promised “urgent action to improve our schools”. The status of the teaching profession would be raised, and schools would have better teachers, if the Conservatives win in May.

A first step would be to tighten up ...

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Can Catholics back women bishops?

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Mon 28 Jul 14 @ 16:42
"A sense that in some way the disappearance of the sacred is a huge wound" Rowan Williams @BBCRadio4's The Waste Land http://t.co/90PxbPopjr

Mon 28 Jul 14 @ 15:16
Outing: is it ever right? @lucy25 is responding to comments made by @PeterTatchell here: http://t.co/NRkJS73PAX