Labour should roll back the state

23rd June 1995 at 01:00
Mr Patten's reported wish in his lecture on Christian education to "keep the State in its box" comes oddly from a politician who, in his meteoric and self-destructive path across the skies of state education, took unprecedented powers for himself and his successors and hung the ill-informed prejudices of politicians like millstones around the necks of teachers and pupils for generations to come.

Mr Blunkett should take note that the enthusiasm of teachers for partnership with Labour will depend, in very large measure, on his willingness to roll back the state.

M A CATTY 78 Dryden Crescent Stevenage, Herts

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now