26 Sep 2015
By AAA National Secretary, Alasdair Smith
For the first time ever, there is a Labour Party leader who is fully committed to comprehensive, democratic and progressive education. Whilst it opens up an exciting range of new opportunities, these come at a time when the key issues in education are set to be dominated by austerity, not just privatisation. Our children face years of austerity with deep cuts in education and other aspects of the welfare state.
21 Sep 2015
Labour Party Conference meeting. Winning back our schools. Tuesday 29 September 5.30pm. With Clive Lewis MP, Lou Haigh MP, Henry Stewart, Ralph Berry.
Tags: Labour conference, Labour Party
21 Sep 2015
Labour will abandon its commitment to the academies programme and call for the schools to be returned to local control, after the election of Jeremy Corbyn as party leader.
Lucy Powell, appointed by Mr Corbyn this week as shadow education secretary, has spelled out plans to bring existing academies and free schools back in line with other state-maintained schools. The move is a major departure from the party’s established stance on the academies programme and signals a further repositioning of Labour away from the reforms introduced by the Tony Blair administrations.