The Education Debate
The sixties were aptly marked for education by the reigns of Sir Edward Boyle and Anthony Crosland, who ruled at the newly-created Department of Education and Science under different administrations for most of the decade. Although Crosland was explicit where, for political reasons, the policy of Sir Edward was implicit, it was the era of the consensus — a consensus which was to be swiftly broken by the arrival after the 1970 General Election of Margaret Thatcher armed to smash it, and the departure of Sir Edward to the Vice-Chancellorship of Leeds University.
KeywordsPrimary School Comprehensive School Grammar School Positive Discrimination Education Debate
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