Sun May 12, 2013 3:00pm EDT —
Sun May 12, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Progress or Disaster?
The Government claims that its education reforms are designed to ensure ‘that every parent has the choice of a good local state school for their child, teachers have the powers they need to keep discipline in the classroom and the exams system is rigorous, respected and on a par with the world’s best’. But what is the reality?
In what promises to be a lively discussion, Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee chairs a panel that includes Melissa Benn, the author of School Wars – the Battle for Britain’s Education; former Conservative Education Secretary Lord Baker of Dorking; Cambridge academic Professor Robin Alexander; guest director Michael Rosen; and Nick Gibb MP.