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October 2010: Reinventing Schools, Reforming Teaching: From Political Vision to Classroom Reality

What lessons can we learn from the relationship between policy-makers and schools over the life of the ‘New’ Labour and its predecessor Conservative government?
What happened to ‘Education, Education, Education’ as it travelled from political vision to classroom practice?
What are the lasting legacies of 13 years of a reforming Labour government?
And what are the key messages for a coalition government?

These are the questions addressed to the architects of educational reform, their critics and the prophets of better things to come. The 37 interviewees include ministers past and present, journalists, union officials, members of lobby groups and think tanks.

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