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What should a future Labour government do?
As Coalition policies on education become even more uncertain and chaotic – exam proposals in disarray: the academy revolution possibly heading towards for-profit education: widespread but little discussed cuts to schools’ capital and revenue budgets – the key political question is becoming: After Gove: what then?
Whether a Labour government is re-elected or some sort of Lib/Lab coalition comes to power, education policy will continue to be at the centre of the new politics. As shadow secretary of state for education Stephen Twigg will, certainly up until 2015, and possibly afterwards, be a key figure in these post-Gove debates.
So come and hear him speak – and ask him some pertinent questions.
Stephen Twigg will be giving the Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture in Committee Room 10 of the House of Commons on November 13th at 6.00pm.
The title of his talk is: ‘Education, education, education: tasks for a future Labour government’.
I will be chairing the event and leading discussion afterwards.
It would be great to see as many LSN supporters as possible there, from around the country. Labour needs to hear from parents, teachers, pupils, governors and heads about what they think is happening to their schools – and what they want to see changed.
To register for the event, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.