Background The government’s SEND review began in September 2019, looking at the impacts of reforms to the SEND system introduced
There are now 230,000 pupils out of school for COVID reasons. This is a 13 % rise on a fortnight
The go-to education publication TES announced on Twitter last week that it will no longer cover further education from September.
Both GCSEs and A Level results this year have told the same story – a growth in the gap between
The blog by the Fabian Education Policy Group, Put To The Test, fails these tests as to whether it has
“In this strange pandemic and lockdown world we could have taken inspiration from former Czech President Vaclav Havel to lead our own bloodless, compassionate Purple Revolution; driving a moral reconstitution of society through education to support people to live their best lives in full humanity, embedded firmly in the world and in their communities.
We all have a right to learn; for our own sakes and for each other.”
– Anya Cook, SEA
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 Marxist Louis Althusser saw education as part of the ‘ideological state apparatus’ which prepared the working class to accept