Sunday, June 08, 2008

Education is far too important to be left to politicians

I can think of no quote that better sums up the dumbing down of Britain's educational system than the following from Charles Moore:
No one would say that, because it is useful to be able to drive, the driving test should be made easier. No one says that it is "elitist" to insist that candidates know how to make an emergency stop. No one, so far as I know, compiles figures to show that a disproportionately high proportion of white males from private schools passes the driving test, and therefore "access" to test passes should be skewed in favour of black girls at state schools. Everyone knows that it is more important to avoid car crashes.
The quicker the Tories get in and introduce school vouchers, the better.