However you vote in this election, vote education

With election day nearing and polls suggesting that the gap between Conservative and Labour is narrowing, it is worth reminding readers that there are extraordinary policy differences between the two main political parties on education. Tes reports

While both parties now agree that funding cuts have gone too far, and that Westminster’s magic money tree needs to be shaken in the direction of primaries and secondaries, there is cross-party consensus on little else.

Labour has vowed to abolish Ofsted (and replace it with a new inspection regime largely designed by the NEU teaching union), to do away with key stage 2 Sats and to abandon plans for the Reception baseline test. (Unsurprisingly, the Tories want to keep all three.) 

Still undecided? Read more However you vote in this election, vote education 

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