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I taught in East London for six years and am now Editor of education newspaper Schools Week and regular columnist for The Guardian.
I have also written for LKMCo, the TES, the New Statesman, and Prospect, and appeared on a variety of broadcast outlets – including Today on Radio 4, BBC London News, and LBC.
I have a nerdy interest in free schools & academies. In 2010 I published “The Six Predictable Failures of Free Schools…And How To Avoid Them” and spent two years in the US studying them and their American counterpart.
My secondary interest is the influence of politics on education. Throughout Summer 2013 I began reading all available biographies of past UK’s Education Secretaries which I blogged at www.greatedusecs.com. Pun intended.
I was the original creator of the #edselctte hashtag and live-tweeted almost every education selection committee between 2012 and 2014, something which Schools Week now continues to do each week. There is no evidence that the education select committee’s online popularity – it is more followed, more discussed and more tweeted about than any other parliamentary committee – has anything to do with me, but I’m going to claim the credit anyway.
If you want to know about my personal background and own schooling, I’ve written about it here: http://lauramcinerney.com/schooling-biography/
If you want to get in touch quickly for broadcast purposes, the best way to get hold of me is via mobile: 07764 752 843
While I am accused of being many things, mostly I am a pragmatist. My favourite questions (and the basis of many of my blogs are) are: What problem are you trying to solve? Is this really the best way to solve it?, and Why aren’t we doing this already?