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School Cuts Warning: Some Kids Don’t Know Own Name

Some young children have such poor language skills that they start school without knowing their own name. The shocking fact has emerged during a row over cuts to Sure Start, a government programme designed to tackle inequalities in early education. David Cameron’s poverty adviser, Frank Field, told Radio 4’s Today programme last Saturday that many schools have … Continue reading

Crisis of Confidence Threatens Colleges

The American higher-education system has long been seen as a leader in the world, but confidence in its future and its enduring value may be beginning to crack along economic lines, according to two major surveys of the American public and college presidents conducted this spring. Public anxiety over college costs is at an all-time … Continue reading