Billy Bragg hits out at music education plans

Billy-BraggBilly Bragg focused on music education in his 2012 John Peel Lecture, and expressed a concern that creativity is increasingly a pursuit of the wealthy. He warned that the government’s meddling with the GCSE-level examination system, and its ambition to launch an English baccalaureate, would result in the arts being downgraded in the classroom.

SOURCES:

Complete Music Update: http://www.thecmuwebsite.com/article/bragg-hits-out-at-music-education-plans-urges-radio-to-do-more-to-support-new-talent/

The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/nov/12/billy-bragg-education-reforms-stifle-creativity

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