Ofsted attacks school standards

May 20, 2008 9:29 AM

The Telegraph reports some harsh words from Ofsted today about standards in British schools:

"In a consultation document published yesterday, Ofsted said: "If education in England is going to compare favourably with the best in the world, standards need to improve. In fact they have stalled."

In our report (PDF, Chapter 1) before this year's budget we documented the extent of the Government's failure to maintain Britain's educational standing compared to the rest of the world, despite massive increases in funding.  This new report from Ofsted has to be the final nail in the coffin of the Government's attempt to convince us that we have got good value for increased education spending.  Politicians have proved unable to deliver an effective education system - parents and teachers should be given a chance with reforms creating real school choice.

The Telegraph reports some harsh words from Ofsted today about standards in British schools:

"In a consultation document published yesterday, Ofsted said: "If education in England is going to compare favourably with the best in the world, standards need to improve. In fact they have stalled."

In our report (PDF, Chapter 1) before this year's budget we documented the extent of the Government's failure to maintain Britain's educational standing compared to the rest of the world, despite massive increases in funding.  This new report from Ofsted has to be the final nail in the coffin of the Government's attempt to convince us that we have got good value for increased education spending.  Politicians have proved unable to deliver an effective education system - parents and teachers should be given a chance with reforms creating real school choice.

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