The government has set a frantic pace of reform in many areas of spending but perhaps no more so than education.
The expansion of the academy program, the planned introduction of the English Baccalaureate, free schools, cutting the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and increasing university fees have all been introduced or planned by the coalition.
Because of the scale and ambition of these changes, education reform has consistently been at the top of news agenda. Chance to be Chancellor launched on the day that the UK Youth Parliament took over the House of Commons back in late November, when the majority of MYP’s voted to campaign on a ‘curriculum for life’ for the coming year.
Since its launch, 19% of Chance to be Chancellor participants want to see Budget 2013 increase the Pupil Premium whilst 38% would scrap the Government’s ‘Free Schools’ program.
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