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.
The 2018 Reclaiming Education Conference addressed the very basic question – “what are we doing to our children”.