Tory boost for cadets in schools needs fighting
The government is splashing cash on new units in state schools – but we must resist the ever-growing militarisation of our children’s education writes EMMA SANGSTER
DEFENCE Secretary Michael Fallon announced at the Conservative Party conference that 25 out of 150 proposed new school cadet units would open. Despite the presentation as something new, the Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP) promoting cadet forces in state schools was first announced in 2012. Its first phase received over £14 million.
In the 2015 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £50m of second-phase funding from... read more
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