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Conservative education plans are poetic – but are they practical?

An update from Chris Husbands at the IOE on the policy schedule of the new Conservative government and some home truths from educational research.

IOE LONDON BLOG

Chris Husbands

This post originally appeared in The Conversation

Each year, the Queen’s speech marks the point where the poetry of aspiration gets translated into the hard slog of legislation and implementation. The Conservative manifesto for education was certainly bold and aspirational: firmly targeted at parents (the chapter on education is headed “giving your child the best start in life”), the document promised a “good primary school place for every child”, with “zero tolerance of failure”. It pledged that struggling and failing schools would be taken over, good schools – of whatever type – would be allowed to expand, and 500 new free schools would be established.

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This entry was posted on May 28, 2015 by in Blogs, Features and tagged , , , .
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