A week is long time in politics and educational matters. The games played with the schooling process seems boundless. Whilst Michael Gove, the educational secretary, is raking over the fire at primary and secondary level, his counterpart in the coalition Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrat deputy leader and Coalition education spokesman, has decided he might not support cutting the education maintenance allowance (EMA), money paid to encourage children to stay at school after 16. This fairly definite possibility, this is a politicians view remember, may take effect or like the many positioning statements on education Simon Hughes might just back down at the eleventh hour. If only politicians could think on about the confusion such stances have with children who stand to gain or loose from the outcome..…more Daily Telegraph.