education policy

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  • EDUCATION POLICY
    • 1988 EDUCATION REFORM ACT empathise high standards, diversity, choice, marketisation
      • STATE CONTROL
        • MIRIAM DAVID "PARENTOCRACY" power shifted from teachers to parents
        • KEY POLICIES
          • OFSTEAD
          • League tables
          • Makertisation
          • FORMULA FUNDING
      • CRITICISMS
        • Reproduces inequality (allows m/c to take advantage)
        • League Tables, m/c "better schools" w/c end up in worse schools
        • Funding Formula, middle class schools get more money therefore getting better teachers and better results
        • MYTH OF PARENTOCRACY reproduces & legitimises inequality by favouring m/c parents through marketisation and "selection by mortgage"
    • NEW LABOUR, reduce inequality, promote diversity and choice, better education
      • REDUCING INEQUALITY
        • education action zone - more money for poor areas
        • AIM HIGHER
        • educational maintenance allowance
      • PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND CHOICE
        • school specialism e.g language college
        • 2006 - specialist schools on average 12% more GCSES than non.
      • CRITICISMS
        • WHITTY contradictory, university tutions fees stunts higher education
        • Doesnt stop class inequality e.g private schools
      • IMPROVEMENTS
        • raised standards
        • increased funding
        • more university students
        • schools building programme

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