Stamer has been portrayed as a “culture warrior” who is capable of politicising education if he`s given the chance to come up with policies.
Joanna Williams, director of Cieo, a think-tank, and head of education and culture at Policy Exchange drew similarities between the US President, Joe Biden and the Labour leader. Mr Biden presented himself as a person who would “calm down the culture wars,” he has himself become a “culture warrior”, Ms Williams said.
“And I think the Labour Party would be exactly the same,” she said.
“They don’t differentiate culture war issues from ‘real politics’. ” So then these kinds of culture war politics are, and would be, their politics: wanting everything to take the knee and so on.”
Ms Wiliams cited the attacks on the Education Secretary that Sir Keir Starmer had been making.
Labour has been calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to give the sack to Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary. The Opposition argued that Mr Williamson did not up to scratch during the pandemic and presided over a “yawning gap” in attainment between private and state school pupils.
Ms Williams said: “I think they would be absolutely disastrous for education because they would politicise it to such a degree that it would be very hard to distinguish what would be genuine knowledge and good academic standards from the political values that the curriculum would be expected to impart.”
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