Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

The Guardian Education Debate

Progress or Disaster?

The Government claims that its education reforms are designed to ensure ‘that every parent has the choice of a good local state school for their child, teachers have the powers they need to keep discipline in the classroom and the exams system is rigorous, respected and on a par with the world’s best’. But what is the reality? 

In what promises to be a lively discussion, Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee chairs a panel that includes Melissa Benn, the author of School Wars – the Battle for Britain’s Education; former Conservative Education Secretary Lord Baker of Dorking; Cambridge academic Professor Robin Alexander; guest director Michael Rosen; and Nick Gibb MP.

The Guardian Education Debate will be streamed live from Brighton Dome Corn Exchange - visit our channel on LiveStream

Books & Debate
Sun 12 May, 8pm