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
Chris Newman sent the following letter to the Western Mail newspaper on behalf of SEA Cymru: I welcome the adoption
A review of the Tolpuddle Festival event by our SEA Cymru Chair: Chris Newman
By ignoring teachers and downgrading results, Ofqual has highlighted the deep inequalities between our schools
A bigger, braver and more rounded curriculum that is truly broad and balanced, is a longstanding aim of progressive educationalists.