Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Gove & Burnham on funding & school reform

Just watching an impressive performance by Michael Gove in this afternoon's opposition motion on funding and school reform. How lightweight is Andy Burnham? Not one idea for reform of education on the day that Katharine Birbalsingh amply demonstrates the fundamental importance of discipline to all levels of learning, the desperate need for aspiration in our educational system, the unforgivable weakness of Ofsted inspections, and the introduction of a £2.5bn pupil premium by the Coalition aimed at re-dressing spending on the poorest and most vulnerable pupils in our society.

Which side of the argument do Labour want to be on? The bog standard comprehensive? Or progress?