Originally posted by Tim Dracup:
This extended post investigates resurgent interest in specialist maths schools, as displayed by the Tories under Theresa May. It:
- Discusses developments during the first half of 2017, foregrounding the May Government’s draft industrial strategy, its spring budget and the Tories’ 2017 election manifesto.
- Reviews the difficult history of 16-19 specialist maths free schools, beginning with their inclusion in the Chancellor’s 2011 autumn statement and concluding with initial signs of resurgence when May replaced Cameron as prime minister…