This is maximum choice for parents depending on what's best for their childBritain may alter elementary school start Apr 30, 2009
I think this is a financial crisis more extreme and more serious than that of the 1930sCabinet member sees gloom in Britain Feb 10, 2009
Overall the inspectors' findings are, I have to say devastatingWelfare director removed over baby's death Dec 01, 2008
I am angry that crucial interventions to save this little boy were not madeBaby P's sister also allegedly abused Nov 16, 2008
Any school that has asked parents to make a financial contribution as a condition of admission must make clear to those parents now that such a payment is not mandatoryOfficial: British school abused admissions Mar 11, 2008
Edward Michael Balls, known as Ed Balls, (born 25 February 1967) is a British Labour politician, who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 2005, currently for Morley and Outwood.
Educated at Oxford University and Harvard, Balls worked as a leader writer for the Financial Times. Although he was not elected to Parliament until 2005, he was an adviser to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown from 1994, and as such he was regarded as one of Brown's key lieutenants. From June 2007 to May 2010, Balls served as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.
Balls is currently the Shadow Home Secretary, and was an unsuccessful candidate in the Labour Party's 2010 leadership election.