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Education debate
07 Feb

UEL to host debate on government’s role in education

The Cass School of Education and Communities is hosting an open debate, Education for Sale: a debate on the privatisation of education, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm at UEL’s Stratford Campus on Wednesday, 13 February 2013.

As recent governments have allowed the private sector a more prominent role in education, from free schools and academies to the marketisation of higher education, the panel will explore some of the implications of these changes: Will the involvement of the private sector in education inevitably increase social inequalities, or will education providers have more freedom to provide an improved service?

Chairing the panel is Claire Fox, leading public intellectual, while the panel members are:

  • Professor John Schostak: Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Glen Rikowski: Northampton University
  • Professor James Tooley:  Newcastle University
  • Dr Patricia Walker: University of East London and Labour Councillor

To book a place at the debate, please contact Veronica Burton on v.a.burton@uel.ac.uk

Notes to Editors

The University of East London (UEL) is a global learning community with over 28,000 students from over 120 countries world-wide. Our vision is to achieve recognition, both nationally and internationally, as a successful and inclusive regional university proud of its diversity, committed to new modes of learning which focus on students and enhance their employability, and renowned for our contribution to social, cultural and economic development, especially through our research and scholarship. We have a strong track-record in widening participation and working with industry.

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