Omnishambles: reactions to the second year of Coalition education policies (FORUM 3)



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Publication date: September 1, 2012


The UK’s Coalition Government completed its second year in office in May 2012. Many of its policies and pronouncements have been divisive and are contributing to the dismantling of the state education system as we have known it. Here, reflecting George Orwell’s observation that ‘Every joke against the established order is a tiny revolution’, Colin Richards, a strong supporter of locally-maintained comprehensive education, subjects them to both criticism and ridicule through a self-edited selection of his published and unpublished letters to national newspapers – his third epistolary critique and one that covers the period May 2011 to April 2012.

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