Thursday

After nearly 90 years of compulsory primary education offered free by the state….

Despite all our progress, 5 million adults in Britain can not read and 15 million people, almost half the workforce, are not properly numerate.
In the workplace, basic skills are a pretty fundamental requirement for success, as the IoD has argued; whilst, nationally, poor basic skills costs us £10 billion a year in lost productivity and welfare benefits.

From a speech by Alan Johnson, Education Secretary, yesterday

  1. What’s wrong with free education for Africa
  2. Wasting money in state education
  3. Failing state education on a spectacular scale
  4. Getting around the failures of state education
  5. The state finally realises that charities can do better but then spoils this breakthrough by forcing its own inefficiencies onto them
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One Response to After nearly 90 years of compulsory primary education offered free by the state….

  1. Paul says:

    Well, dear boy, that’s because your ‘improvements’ are entirely statistical fabrications.
    Standards are actually going down, not up.

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