Category: SDGs

We can all be leaders of change in transforming education

With the Transforming Education Summit coming up in New York, urgency for action is high. We were far from achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4—to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all—even before the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out 20 years of education gains.

Making all schools into academies in the UK is wrong

England’s school system has undergone a radical transformation since 2010 with thousands of schools transferred into the control of private organisations called academy trusts. These are hybrid organisations – not-for-profit private trusts subject to company law which receive state funding but operate via a contract with central government, rather than…