Louise speaks out against Government's education proposals

On Monday, the Government put their Education Bill before the House of Commons.


Louise joined with Labour colleagues to speak out against the bill, which will force schools to become academies, regardless of the circumstances of individual schools and remove the rights of parents and governors to have a say in any change.

Louise called on the Government to "halt their headlong rush to force academisation at all costs and regardless of the evidence" and to instead focus on the real issues facing our schools.

Issues like the school recruitment and retention crisis which is threatening to come to a head this September, with nearly 20% of teaching posts remaining unfilled. With figures even higher in the core stem subjects.

You can watch the speech here:



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  • Elizabeth Coatman
    commented 2015-07-01 13:00:35 +0100
    Excellent speech with impeccable logic. The deeply dangerous Gove legacy needs to be challenged relentlessly. Now please address the very worrying, potential, cumulative effect of the GCSE exam changes starting this September.
  • Anonymous
    published this page in News 2015-06-26 16:21:14 +0100