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Education, Education, Education

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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair once said that his three priorities were 'education, education, education'. Here, one of the architects of these reforms describes his quest to transform the standards and opportunities available to pupils in English schools.
Paperback, 276 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Biteback Publishing
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Connaire Demain
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
let's just make him minister already
Jessica Riddoch
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
OK so I am not an education expert, nor do. Work in education. But this book helped me make sense of what has happened to the education system.
Surprising what you can pick up for 50p in a Waterston's bargain box. Interestingly in the very north of Scotland!
Ian Brydon
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
If I am to be honest, I can't, legitimately, call Andrew Adonis a close personal friend. A few years ago I lent a book (and what a book! Iain Pears's 'The Dream of Scipio') to my friend and colleague in the Department for Education, David Bell. He in turn lent it to his namesake, the Department's Permanent Secretary, Sir David Bell, who then passed it on to Lord Adonis who was, in his guise as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for School, one of our Ministers. Lord Adonis returned it to me ...more
Daniel Wright
Academies (and, more lately, free schools) have come in for a lot of attention lately, most of it, sadly, rather negative. Derogatory headline coverage, however, is not a guarantee that something is actually bad. The good work they have been doing is gradual and behind-the-scenes; the mistakes and failings have got all the notice.

In this book, which is mostly a memoir, partly policy analysis, Andrew Adonis, who was policy adviser on education for Tony Blair's government until being made Minister
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Matt Morley
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lord Adonis writes a truly excellent book that tells the fascinating story of the British education scene over the last twenty years. His personal drive and belief in the power of effective governance which underpins the academy system is inspiring and it is exciting to track the impact that this has had over the last fifteen years.

Fully recommended.
Zoe
Mar 01, 2016 marked it as to-read
This guy has a lot to answer for...
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