The Plastic Hippo holds his anemometer up to the cold wind currently blowing through education in Walsall. It’s like the early eighties, all over again.
Then I will begin. Once upon a time in a land far, far away, someone somewhere realised that the condition of school buildings in Britain was a national disgrace. A fairy godmother found a pot of gold and the plan was to make everyone live happily ever after. But the ogres, dragons and trolls have stolen the pot of gold and the lost boys will remain forever lost. The Education Reform Act of 1988, introduced by Kenneth Baker (remember him?), was a … Read More