Politicians from all three leading UK political parties will debate the issue of education on Wednesday 23 March at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Some of the questions posed will include: Given the growing evidence on the importance of early child development should nursery education be a greater priority? Was the Government right to stick to A levels rather than move to a more broadly-based qualification like a baccalaureate? Why does further education continue to be the Cinderella of the education world? and Variable fees - salvation or damnation?
Tim Collins , Conservative shadow secretary of state for education
Phil Willis, Liberal Democrat shadow secretary of state for education
A Labour education minister to be confirmed
This is the last of a series of events organised in the run up to the expected UK general election by The Times and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
The Education Debate is on Wednesday 23 March at 6pm in the Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. To request a ticket, click here
Members of the publc: To request a ticket, click here
Press: To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
17 March 2005