The Blunkett review and education’s democratic deficit

Education for Everyone / June 29, 2015 at 8:39 PM 1,528 views

The Blunkett review is to be welcomed and its implementation would clearly help recreate an education system where there is none. However, it does not fully address English education’s democratic deficit. “Standards not structures” never made much sense as a mantra. Politicians are…

Drop the aspiration tax

Education for Everyone / June 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM 1,415 views

The government has announced that funding for 18 year olds studying in colleges and sixth forms in England is to be cut by 17.5% per student next academic year. Among those affected will be a large number of students currently…

Paxman, Hunt and the QTS issue

Education for Everyone / June 29, 2015 at 8:37 PM 1,164 views

Last night, Newsnight had an item on whether qualified teacher status should be a requirement in state funded schools. Nothing surprising about that. It’s been part of the debate about the problems in some free schools. And there was a…