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Tony Blair said his three priorities were Education, Education, Education. Andrew Adonis played a decisive role in turning this slogan into a reform programme. This book describes his quest to transform England’s schools and his ambition to make English education truly world class. The reinvention of the comprehensive school was the key. Comprehensives were replaced with academies – a radically new form of independent state school characterised by strong leadership and an ethos of aspiration, success and social mobility. Adonis tells the story of academies, from the germ of a reform idea in the late 1990s to the national movement for educational transformation they have become today. And he sets out a new reform manifesto: to make teaching the foremost profession in the country and to break down the Berlin Wall between private and state schools.


Reviews

David Cameron should make each of his ministers read this book

Kenneth Baker, The Daily Telegraph

He was the most effective education minister we have seen in Britain in recent years; let’s hope he becomes an equally effective education secretary.

Anthony SEldon, New Statesman

exhilaratingly unapologetic, well-sourced, highly readable and generally persuasive...Read it.

Martin Kettle, The Guardian

Buy the book. Buy it for your mother. Buy it for everyone you know. It is such a clear analysis of what went wrong with British schools and how to put it right.

John Rentoul, Independent Blogs

The particular joy of this book is that it doesn’t merely recount the history: it pre-empts Labour’s 2015 education manifesto

Adrian Hilton, RightMinds

Education, Education, Education is a brilliant vision for education and can’t be recommended highly enough.

Anthony Painter, Labour Uncut

probably the most important political book of the year

Alex Massie, The Scotsman
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