Clint Planet wrote:
M! wrote: Clint Planet wrote:
(Michael Gove as Education Secretary. Jesus Christ. )
Given we've had Tory education policies for the last ten years, at least we've had time to acclimitise.
Education spending more than doubled under Labour, 1997-2010: £40 billion p.a. to £85 billion p.a.
(Tories 79-97: £30 billion to £40 billion p.a.)
Sure. They do, and always will, have more commitment to education than the Conservatives.
But faith schools, the abysmal idea of the academies, more selection, sats, greater administration and target setting for head teachers, post 16 education left to the marketplace, ill thought through "vocational" education, rising tuition fees.
You expect all this from the Tories, but we got it under Labour.