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Roundup: five perspectives on the education reform debate

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This weekend, expect the education reform debate to come to a head as teacher’s union members gather at the NUT and NASUWT annual conferences. The recent education reforms put strain on a field already beset with structural flaws and resource shortages, so George Osborne shouldn’t expect an easy week at the office. Here are five expert perspectives to prep you for the changes.

Explainer: what raft of education reforms mean for England’s schools

Director of Research Daniel Muijs explains the Conservatives’ plan to turn all schools into academies, and weighs up the implications of the change.

How to solve the teacher shortage

2016 has seen teachers’ unions ring serious alarm bells about the state of teacher recruitment, retention and morale. Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Howard Stevenson explains how best to combat the crisis.

An obituary: farewell to your Local Education Authority

Science Education Lecturer James Williams highlights five ways in which schools and children will lose out following the demise of local authority control.

Governing academies regionally may be the way to iron out inequality in schools

Education Studies Lecturer Richard Riddell suggests the newly proposed system of governance may in fact help to address inequalities in children’s attainment.

Here’s the real reason teachers are quitting (it’s not just the money)

PGCE Secondary English Lecturer Francis Gilbert examines the real motives spurring the current teaching “brain drain”, and how the government can begin to patch things up.

Parents, teachers, education professionals: what other education topics would you like us to cover? Comment below with your questions.