Monday, 25 October 2010

Birbalsingh on Eton

Great to see Katharine Birbalsingh writing about Eton and the sense of personal responsibility engendered by such schools. The title of her piece - 'Eton is a wonderful school because of its boys, not its buildings' - is also the perfect answer to Labour's thirteen years of pumping money into education.

You can build as many glass palaces with as many wonderful smart boards as you like - it doesn't provide a single pupil with education.

Learning is about the quality of teaching. Nothing else. And that was the one thing Labour did not reform.