Education isn't just a moral right, it is an economic good too. The Tories claim they want high standards. But they've put standards at risk. The biggest cuts to education since the 50s, and teacher numbers falling.
Michael Gove claims to be in favour of rigour. But he is totally outdated. Rote learning and regurgitating facts. An exam system from the 1950s. We believe young people need both knowledge and skills. The rigour of the future, not the past.
The spirit of Conservative legends has been regularly evoked at Labour's party conference.
ITV News heard what voters in the marginal seat of Corby, due to hold a by-election in November, thought of Ed Miliband's speech.
There are plenty of reasons to take issue with the substance of Ed Miliband's speech this afternoon.