The difference in England is that the newspapers are actually reporting on "the end of state education," as opposed to the press here that doesn't know how to call a spade a spade. They just keep rewriting press releases from the Dept. of ED about test scores and achievement gaps and how NCLB wants to save the poor and downtrodden.
Do we have any newspaper or any Department of Education official with the guts to come forward with the kind of information presented here in the Guardian by a disgusted British official?
School chief predicts end of state education
Monday April 10, 2006
The man in charge of education in the prime minister's constituency for the past 16 years said today that the government's reform policies will spell the end of state education.
Keith Mitchell, who is retiring as Durham county council's director of education, attacked Tony Blair's controversial education bill.
Mr Mitchell criticised the government and the prime minister for pursuing Conservative ideals that he said would put the clock back 50 years. . . .
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