Comments: Tinkering his way into history

Brown's "big idea" is nothing of the sort. Its purpose is just to make him look virtuous and look as though he has a 'mission' whilst deflecting criticism.

Like so many New Labour promises it has no substance. He talks about raising state school spending to the CURRENT average of independent schools, with no timescale mentioned. This will happen automatically just through inflation and does not necessarily imply any 'catching up' with the independent sector. Who is to say what independent school spending will be when state school spending per pupil reaches 8000?

If the state were to spend the same as the independent sector, then what exactly is the objection to the state funding all pupils to go to independent schools, especially as it is clear that independent schools get better results?

Posted by HJHJ at March 23, 2006 04:15 PM
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