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“Thrashing around” on education

Estelle Morris has had something to say on the government’s attempts to reform education. “Thrashing around” is how she describes it. There is this new initiative and that new initiative imposed on the system without bothering to see if it effective or not.
The criticism comes hard on the heels of a report on primary education asking whether it would have been better if New Labour hadn’t made changes at all. Many were coming through their education without being literate. Changes have been made, and are continuing to be made against the advice and concerns of the teaching profession and outcomes are showing clearly that they have been right all along. Unfortunately Lord Adonis sits Buddha like dispensing his higher wisdom and understanding unperturbed by the mere mortals who say “no Andrew, come down from your pedestal into the real world”.

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