We are producing the best-educated generation in history, according to Labour's David Miliband. Certainly they're getting the best exam results in history. If the Marxist dream of Mr Miliband's sire is dead, Soviet-era production statistics are alive and well at the Department For Education And Skills.
So with British education such a roaring success, what need to let outsiders with their own political agendas into our wonderful system ?
As the Independent says, 'Who should be running state schools ?'
Do we really want people like the Head of Dulwich College, Graham Able ? Just look at their exam results compared with the LEA and national averages. What possible contribution could the head of such a school make ?
Or the philanthropist and Christian Sir Peter Vardy ? He's already set up Emmanuel College, a comprehensive in one of the most deprived areas of the country. And it's only the sixth best comprehensive in England. Now, to the Guardian's horror, he wants to take over the running of this shining example of schooling. Where would you prefer your child to be taught ?
Fortunately some brave souls at the BBC, Independent, teaching unions and Guardian are asking the questions, determined that no ordinary kids should get the kind of education that our liberal ruling class can afford to buy.
FAITH SCHOOL UPDATE -
Polly wants to shut them all down.
Madeleine condemns the "deep contempt of the liberal left for religion and an old-fashioned statist dream of a one-size-fits all educational system".
Let's settle this over three rounds. And easy on the Johnson's.
Five and Eighteen
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