Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The dictatorship of the Ball-etariat

Once again the Labour government has displayed its true bureaucratic colours and decided to refuse to recognise IGCSEs, exams which many schools, independent and state, have insisted are more rigorous than GCSEs and more suited to the needs and abilities of their pupils.
In today's Independent, Dr Kevin Stannard, director of education at Cambridge International examinations, is reported as asking how the "decision is 'securing choice for young people' by not funding provision recognised by UK universities, the national regulator and taken by thousands of schools in the UK and overseas."
Is this what the government mean by widening choice? Roll on May 6th if Michael Gove is as good as his word.

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