Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Education, education, education

So much for Labour's education reforms, it is being reported (albeit quietly) by the BBC that "The reading performance of children in England has fallen from third to 19th in the world in a major assessment. The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (Pirls), undertaken every five years, involved children aged about 10 in 40 countries."

"Education ministers have repeatedly held up England's high performance in 2001 as being a credit to the country's education system."

So now the results are down, presumably this Labour government have taken responsibility - oh don't be daft. "After seeing the 2006 results the Children, Schools and Families Secretary, Ed Balls, said parents must do more."

I say, Ed you are talking balls as per usual. Yet another Labour minister promoted above his level of competence.

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