Unformatted text preview: League tables distort the real worth and purpose of education Pushy parents have been able to work the system in order to gain the best school for their child Good schools are oversubscribed (i.e. they have more applicants than places) whereas under-achieving schools have found it more difficult to attract good students Schools have been more willing to select students on the basis of educational ability. This may have worked against the interests of the less academically able The present government wants to give state schools more independence from local authorities. The aim is to reduce bureaucracy, enable schools to adopt a spet area such as sport or music, and encourage more competition amongst schools. Critics argue that such reforms will create a “two-tier education system.”...
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- Fall '10
- Mrs. Thatcher, league tables, greater choice