Those education reforms
Blair is making a big song and dance about his education reforms. In the Chamber this week Education Minister Ruth Kelly received cheers from the Conservatives and glum looks from her own side as she demanded more independence, discipline, parent power etc for state schools. It all sounds too good to be true, and it probably is. The real test is this. Will Labour MPs (and Prime Ministers) who profess undying love for the state education system be prepared to start educating their own offspring at local comprehensives? I very much doubt it but I would love to be proved wrong.