James Whiting, the SEA ‘s General Secretary has welcomed Labour’s commitment to a National Excellence Programme outlined in Keir Starmer’s
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We need to be clear that realistically no other progressive reforms can be achieved nationally without simultaneously reversing the structural changes made since the Education Act was passed in 1988, and a complete programme of nationalisation and democratisation is implemented in schools, colleges, universities, central service providers and local authorities. It will be a massive undertaking for an incoming Labour Government and in order to achieve it the Labour Party and all those who want to see a truly comprehensive national education system need to work to change the accepted narrative of the last 30 years.
The recent election results show that Labour needs to carve out a sharply focused alternative vision to the Tories so
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