Stephen Ball, Institute of Education, UCL
"Ken Jones’ account of the divergence of the education systems of Britain’s four nations is both analytically sophisticated and deeply engaging. Anyone who wants to understand the current state of education in Britain should read this beautifully crafted and highly nuanced history of the struggles and collisions that have taken us to this place. Whilst much of the story is depressing, the book is a pleasure to read."
Sharon Gewirtz, King’s College London