Standing Up for Education: building a national campaign (FORUM 2)
Author: KEVIN COURTNEY, GAWAIN LITTLE
KEVIN COURTNEY, GAWAIN LITTLE
Over the past four years, the UK coalition government has made significant progress in transforming the state education system. This transformation has its roots in a longer-term restructuring of education. This article argues that, in order to counter this attack, we need to build a movement around an alternative vision of education. Further, it argues that the Stand Up for Education campaign, through posing five key demands and a three-strand strategy to campaign for them, provides an opportunity to outline an alternative and build such a movement.