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Government fails to teach maths to children
‘One in five children can’t do maths’

By Alice Cannet One in five children has not grasped basic maths by the time they reach secondary school, damaging their chances in life, a report published today by a committee of MPs says. The report by the committee of public accounts (PAC) calls for more action to be taken by the Department for Children,… Read more »

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Gordon Brown hopes to mount fightback after tough weekend
PM hopes parent power will fuel fightback

By Alex Stevenson Gordon Brown sought to launch his recovery from a damaging weekend this lunchtime with a major policy speech on education. The prime minister told a London audience parents should receive new “rights and responsibilities” as part of plans to continue investment in Britain’s schools. It follows a weekend in which members of… Read more »