"the ministerial diktat on the curriculum has gone too far".
"We should never allow the situation to arise again where ministers are personally writing individual programmes of study for schools or prescribing the specific texts young people should study,"
"it is right that politicians as elected representatives and the government of the day have a view on the core subjects that all young people are entitled to".
"I want to see a broader-based process for curriculum development that links better to the needs of business, society and the knowledge and skills that we need for a strong economy,"
4th February 2016- Labour warns on curriculum 'diktat'