Education, Education, Education by Andrew Adonis
Reforming England's Schools

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Tony Blair said his three priorities were Education, Education, Education. Andrew Adonis played a decisive role in turning this slogan into a reform programme. This book describes his quest to transform England’s schools and his ambition to make English education truly world class. The reinvention of the comprehensive school was the key. Comprehensives were replaced with academies – a radically new form of independent state school characterised by strong leadership and an ethos of aspiration, success and social mobility. Adonis tells the story of academies, from the germ of a reform idea in the late 1990s to the national movement for educational transformation they have become today. And he sets out a new reform manifesto: to make teaching the foremost profession in the country and to break down the Berlin Wall between private and state schools.

About Andrew Adonis

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Andrew Adonis is special adviser to Tony Blair (since 1998) and was Head of the Downing Street Policy Unit, 2001-3. An Oxford history graduate, he was from 1988 to 1998 successively Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford, Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times, and a columnist andleader-writer on the Observer. His books include studies of the Victorian aristocracy, the rise and fall of the poll tax, the English class system, and the development of modern British government and politics. His biography of Roy Jenkins is forthcoming. Keith Thomas, like Roy Jenkins, was educatedat South Wales grammar school (Barry) and at Balliol College, Oxford. He is an Oxford historian who was a college tutor at St John's and, later, President of Corpus Christi. In 2001 he returned to All Souls College, where he was a Fellow in the 1950s. He has been President of the British Academy(1993-7), a Trustee of the British Museum (since 1999). His writings on social and cultural history include Religion and the Decline of Magic (1971) and Man and the Natural World (1983).
Published September 4, 2012 by Biteback Publishing. 286 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The Telegraph

Michael Gove is essentially building on the Adonis foundation through his sharp increase in the number of academies, by getting good academies to takeover failing schools, and creating new academies as Free Schools and University Technical Colleges.

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Labour Uncut

In Education, education, education - part memoir, part “how to do reform” manual, part education reform history, part ministerial diary, part manifesto – Adonis reminds us that Labour consistently drove reform in office.

Sep 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Education, Education, Educati...

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