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Comment on reports that the government is set to reinstate feminism on the A level Politics curriculum

Hulme_bridge.jpgKate Green MP, Labour’s shadow minister for women and equalities, commenting on reports that the government is set to reinstate feminism on the A level Politics curriculum, one day before a Labour debate in parliament led by Rupa Huq MP on the matter, said
 
‘Reports of a government U-turn are welcome but Nicky Morgan has to explain why minsters ever thought it was a good idea to scrap feminism from the syllabus in the first place. It’s part of a wider pattern from this Conservative government of treating women as an afterthought.’
 
Lucy Powell MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, said: 
 
 ‘It appears the Secretary of State has listened to Labour and the tens of thousands of people who signed the petition opposing her initial decision to drop feminism from the syllabus. This U-turn is welcome news, although the lack of foresight on this issue from someone who is also the Minister for Women and Equalities is worrying. It is now important that she clarifies as soon as possible exactly how many and which female thinkers she is proposing to add to the curriculum, to give teachers and school leaders adequate time to prepare excellent lessons for their young people.’
 
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