So the OECD says that the UK school system isn\’t very good, that it doesn\’t educate people and that all the extra money that\’s been fire hosed in isn\’t actually getting to the places that need it. The response?
Jim Knight, the schools minister, said the education system was "performing strongly" but admitted more needed to be done.
He said: "In the decade ahead we must do more – the OECD confirms this. That is why we will make education a right for every young person until 18."
Err, a free, State, education for all up to the age of 18 is already a right. What Knight actually means is that he\’s going to turn it into a duty. When those who do not know the difference between rights and duties are running the asylum, what prospect a decent education system?