This article explores feminist interventions in urban school politics. First, it argues that the female contribution was an essential component to politics and policy making in the 120-year period that London had a single education authority. Second, it suggests that these women politicians were advocates of a cultural praxis that involved reforming institutions to change the trajectory of political consciousness in twentieth century Britain. Particular emphasis is given to a generational analysis of what was achieved by a long line of women struggling politically and the relevance of much of their political and educational agenda for politics today.
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