Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Teachers and streaming make the difference

The BBC is having great old time howling about education cuts - we'll less money bunged to the construction industry anyway.

But a simple truth is now getting aired. Good teachers teaching teachable children ( ie set by ability ) in a disciplined environment makes all the difference.

Buildings, computers, text books, trips, sports halls, equipment don't.

Which is good, since the money's run out.

Along with returning to proper A levels and GCSE's these are points we all knew yet Labour strived not to take account of ( indeed often working against them whilst borrowing billions we can't afford to spend on things that don't work ).

Common sense turns out to be the lowest cost option and the most effective. I wonder where else this applies in the public sector ?

See this from Harry Mount on the same subject.

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