Good Education lies at the heart of any prosperous economy. The trouble is that under successive Governments the UK has a FAILED education system;
“Britain’s economy will not prosper unless its ‘mediocre’ education system is overhauled, a hard-hitting report says today. Failing schools and poorly performing teachers lead to a ‘waste of human resources on a grand scale,’ causing long-term damage to the UK, the scathing document says. Local councils which do not let failing schools close must see their wings clipped, and the system for assessing teachers must be revamped, it argues.
Quite so. We need to take a number of actions if the situation is to improve;
1. Sack poorly performing teachers and reward those who are excellent.
2. The dead hand of the teaching unions must be removed from our schools. Their baleful influence sustains the very mediocrity that this report highlights.
3. Government should have as little as input into Education as possible. It continually warps priorities in pursuance of political agendas. We have become dumbed down with over qualified people. What is needed is freedom in Education and the continual pursuit of excellence.