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School Wars The Battle for Britain's Education

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ISBN-10: 1844670910

ISBN-13: 9781844670918

Edition: 2012

Authors: Melissa Benn

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Since the 1960s, Britain’s politicians have been promising equal educational opportunities for all but consistently failing to deliver. Now, with the rise of academies and free schools, new forms of inequality and discord afflict the nation’s classrooms. The Coalition Government is further fragmenting and privatising the nation’s school system, making a mockery of their claims to promote social mobility.In this coruscating analysis of the games politicians play with our children’s futures, Melissa Benn puts forward a genuinely comprehensive vision and points the way to restoring the educational values of equity and excellence.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682

Melissa Benn is a writer, journalist and campaigner, and a member of one of Britain's best known political families. She has written one previous novel, Public Lives (1995), which reviewers praised for its ' acute intelligence' and 'incredible subtlety'. Benn writes regularly for the Guardian and other national publications, and her non-fiction includes Madonna and Child: Towards a New Politics of Motherhood (1998.) She lives in north-west London with her husband and two daughters.

Introduction: A View from the Ground
The Present Threat
Understanding the New Schools Revolution
How We Got Here
The Piecemeal Revolution
The Long Years of Attrition
The Way We Learn Now
The Politics of Selection
Going Private
The New School Ties
What Next?
The Shape of Things to Come?
'Go Public': A New School Model for a New Century