Small schools across rural Yorkshire at risk from funding crisis
A funding crisis gripping schools across rural Yorkshire has led to grave fears that countryside communities will witness a succession of closures as financial deficits spiral and pupil numbers dramatically reduce.
YP Comment: Time to invest in rural areas. New threat to county’s schools
EVEN THOUGH the controversial changes to the Government’s funding formula for schools was intended to reduce the imbalance between urban and rural areas, it already appears to be too late for some parts of North Yorkshire.
Matthew Flinders: A new political language needed for world in flux
IT’S not easy being a professor of politics. Everyone expects me to know what’s going on and what’s going to happen. But I’m just as bamboozled as everyone else by the outcome of the UK’s general election.
Jayne Dowle: Listen to lost generation in ‘them and us’ Britain
WILL someone please listen to Alan Milburn? The former Labour minister has produced yet another report for his Social Mobility Commission. It finds that young people are deeply pessimistic about their chances of getting on in Britain’s “them and us” society.