Toby Young has resigned from his Office for Students following a series of revelations over his previous Twitter posts. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, condemned Young’s comments but said that she still had confidence in his to hold the role.
Young wrote in the Spectator:
“I have decided to stand down from the Office for Students. My appointment has become a distraction from its vital work of broadening access to higher education and defending academic freedom. Education is my passion and I want now to be able to get on with the work I have been doing to promote and support the free schools movement. These schools have already done a huge amount to raise standards in some of England’s most deprived areas and the next challenge is to extend those benefits to every area of educational underperformance”.