Maggie Hulson is a Secondary School Drama teacher who lives just by, and works in, Tottenham. In these linked articles (see below) she articulates her thoughts and feelings in response to the latest news that the Government is planning to expand the privatisation of schools by turning Primary Schools into Academies. This latest project is to be launched in Tottenham.
As a resident, Maggie’s anger is further stoked as she reads the Ofsted reports contriving to ‘fail’ local schools despite their own evidence in the same reports that contradicts this. Her mind goes back to the summer (of 2011) when the town was on fire.
These powerful responses are a timely reminder of the intensity of the impact of Government policies on people across the communities of this country: both the active interventions driven by dogma and the conscious inactivity that forces the vulnerable into even deeper levels of disempowerment and disenfranchisement.
Maggie’s deeply personal and sharply analytical writing is both visceral and enlightening.