David Blunkett

Estelle Morris discusses education with David Blunkett Estelle Morris meets her predecessor as Education Secretary to reflect on his own education as well as education policies under New Labour.

David Blunkett talks frankly about the obstacles he faced as a blind child growing up, and the battles he had to fight to get to where he is today. Estelle Morris quizzes him on some of his key initiatives under New Labour including his policy on Inclusion and his development of Citizenship classes, and we hear about the impact the strained relationship with the teaching unions had on him as Education Secretary. We also hear why he chose to publicly speak out against Tony Blair for the first time over the Education White Paper.

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