Saturday, 25 August 2012
Matthew d'Ancona gets it..
For decades, grade inflation has been the sleepless rust in the examination system – the disgraceful victory, year after year, of politicians' hubris over teenagers' prospects. To witness even the earliest, fractional signs that it has, at last, been halted should be a matter for national celebration. The calls for inquiries, probes and witch hunts are further reassurance that the change is real, that Michael Gove is determined to see it through, and that those with a stake in the status quo know they have a true fight on their hands.