Thursday, August 17, 2006

Incredible A levels

So its record 'result' time again. All the arguments, objections and spin has been so over rehursed these last few years that there is little to add.

But let me point this out to the teaching unions who want to stop carping. Effort is not the same as ability. A levels are no longer a good guide to ability and knowledge. The are starting to be phased out in the independant sector and employers don't believe them any more. State pupils, like my children, will be left with a debaced currency.

To a lesser extent the same thing is going on with degrees.

A levels are now much less useful than they used to be, and thats the education estanlishments fault - especially this NuLabour government, but with some blame on John Majors too.

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