Michael Wilshaw- sorry I’m not your Dad. I am a secondary school teacher in an inner-city London school. Overall, I love my job. I love the challenge, the creativity and I am passionate about education. I’m also pretty damn good at it. However, as I came home tonight (carrying a class set of 30 books that [...]Read more →
Results of a survey passed to the Anti Academy Alliance suggest that only 35 schools have decided to enter in to a Faustian pact with Michael Gove by taking up his offer of a fast track to academy status.
If this is true, it is a welcome set-back to the Con Dem government’s plans to dismantle [...]
By Joshua Rooney
From 2004 to 2008, I attended the City of London Academy in Southwark, one of four Academies sponsored by the Corporation of London; the others are in Camden, Islington, and Hackney. The main subject focus of the school was therefore Business studies, regardless of the fact that it was neither a required curriculum [...]
Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the TV without seeing a Blairite taking control of some part of government policy… the Coalition Government once again disappoint.
Prime Minister David Cameron has recently been playing a steady public relations game of trying to appear tough and Thatcherite on the deficit but also as [...]Read more →
A guest post by Kwaw Nelson
So at the eleventh hour, Diane Abbott MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington squeaked through the nominations process and made it on to the final short list of contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party. But did she do it on merit and she is capable of being [...]Read more →
At The Multicultural Politic, we want to stimulate debate and give a voice to those who aren’t usually given time by the mainstream media. Though the editorial team disagrees with the idea of Academies, debates cannot be had if only one point of view is published. We have and will continue to publish anti-Academy articles [...]Read more →
So two weeks in, Osborne is able to keep his pledge on making £6,000,000,000 of cuts this year. Well what he has announced proves that he is actually making £5,700,000,000, as he is “redirecting” £500 million, which means he is £300 million pounds short of his pledge.
Whilst the city and business leaders have applauded the [...]Read more →
From Jon Bartley on Ekklesia
So despite David Cameron’s promise on national TV to meet with the parents of disabled children who attend mainstream schools, and Channel 4’s FactCheck which showed that the PM didn’t know the contents of his own manifesto with regard to the treatment of disabled children, the Lib Dem-Conservative agreement has taken on [...]
After 5 days of selling themselves to the highest bidder, the Liberal Democrats have gone to bed with Cameron’s Conservatives. Liberal Democrats across the federal executive and parliamentary group are quietly grinning that finally after almost 70 years they are back in government.
Peter Mandelson predicted “[People who] vote Lib Dem, they are making [...]
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