Before 2010

This is archive material from before the 2010 general election, when the Conservatives came to power. We have kept it for reference, but please remember that it refers to policies and events under the previous Labour government.

21 Oct 2009

The education policies of the Labour government, including Academies, have been the subject of a large body of academic research and analysis, much of it critical. However, it has tended to neglect popular dissent and movements of opposition.

28 Feb 2009

21 Oct 2008

The unprecedented extent of privatisation of provision in the school system on a for-profit basis is clearly one of the most significant transformations accomplished by the Blair government.

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21 Oct 2008

This paper is based on a case study of one such process as experienced by teachers, school students and parents campaigning against a proposed Academy.

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