chapter  3
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The New Right and education policy

Thatcherism in education, as elsewhere in policy formation, is an amalgam, a blending of tensions, a managing of nascent contradictions. But the important point is that, analytically, education is no longer separated off from other areas of social and economic policy. It is no longer a backwater of policy. It is now in the mainstream of the political ideology and policies of Thatcherism.