That most of the supposed achievements in education under Tony Blair’s government were illusion, spin or dodgy statistics should be obvious to most observers, if not the British electorate or Tony’s admirers over here, but sometimes a story breaks that should catch even the attention of the most deluded admirer of ‘New’ Labour. The Saunday Telegraph has the details:
“Examiners marking an English test taken by 600,000 14-year-olds have been told not to deduct marks for incorrect spelling on the main writing paper, worth nearly a third of the overall marks.”
That’s dumb, really dumb
As any fule kno.