We Must Do Better!
In this month’s forum, we will be discussing the Education Forum’s election statement. We will seek to raise and debate the educational questions that we think should be asked by the public, educators and politicians both before and after the 2010 election.
There have been many education ‘debates’ since the Education Forum kick-started the discussion in January. Major politicians and the media have so far offered the public stock phrases and set-piece technicalities (‘pupil premiums’, ‘traditional subjects’, ‘independent accounting’). But have they forgotten something more significant in their desire to flirt with ‘Swedish’ models? Have they lost any sense of what education really means? In launching this statement the Education Forum will set a marker for beginning a real debate about education.
David Perks and other forum members, who will introduce the election statement. Dr Ruth Cigman, Editor of Questa: The Thoughtful Education Magazine will lead the response.