A Better Future for our Schools (FORUM 2)

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Publication date: June 1, 2013

JOHN BOLT, RICHARD HARRIS, KEITH LICHMAN, MELIAN MANSFIELD, PAUL MARTIN, IMOGEN PENNELL

The purpose of ‘A Better Future for our Schools’ is to contribute to the debate about what a new government after 2015 should seek to achieve. It identifies 10 areas where current policies are clearly inadequate and damaging and identifies a range of actions to address each area. The manifesto is the outcome of debates organised by the Campaign for State Education and the Socialist Educational Association over the last 18 months. The authors are grateful for the contributions that have been made by many people during this process. The proposals are rooted in core values such as democracy, equality and inclusion as well as in the need to maximise the achievement of all our young people. Above all, they are designed to ensure that our schools prepare young people better for life in an increasingly complex and diverse society.

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