Submitted on behalf of Reclaiming Education 1.Introduction1)     Labour’s 2017 General Election Manifesto promised a National ­Education Service that would give people confidence and hope by making education a right, not a privilege. This document shows how this might be... Read more
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Mellissa Benn wrote powerfully about this in a Guardian article of 18 July 2017:

There could not be a more favourable time for the...

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The width and depth of this misunderstanding is demonstrated in this Guardian headline.

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120 academies transferred to other academy trusts in the eight months from 1 May 2016 to 31 December 2016, Freedom of Information reveals.

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Fiona Millar
Francis Gilbert
Henry Stewart
Melissa Benn