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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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I was there when the tsunami struck

I was there when the tsunami struck

Ten years ago, Maxwell Hutchinson and his wife were on holiday in Sri Lanka when it was torn apart by the tsunami. He tells how they survived  Subscribe to read more

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There is no divine right of managers

Business should be learning from the Church rather than the other way round, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Subscribe to read more

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