Speak out!

A blog from ATL

School improvement is too important not to put parents in the driving seat

Are parents really irrelevant to school improvement? You might think so, given the present behaviour of our political masters, but without them we’re not likely to get the education we want or that our children deserve.

Why parental choice in education doesn’t work

I have long been an advocate for parental choice in education. It’s what good parents do, but there is a downside to parental choice which has caused schools here in Northern Ireland to become much more socially segregated.