Education Policy

Are all countries similar in the extent to which education policy is politicised?

Hanna, a mother of primary school aged children, wondered if all educational systems are affected by the involvement of politicians to the extent they seem to be in the UK.

Professor Chris Husbands tells us why politicians involve themselves in education policy.  He compares the UK with other  countries and identifies some that are freer from political interference and explains why.  Looking to the future, he thinks that national politicians may become less powerful in the classroom.