Len Shackleton writes for City AM

Len Shackleton, Editorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on our education system and how it can be reformed.

In his article Len argues the long-term issues that face our education system include excessive numbers of examinations, incompetent and overbearing Ofsted inspections and an ever-more-prescriptive national curriculum. Governments have played politics with education for decades achieving little. We should greatly reduce the state’s role. Privatise existing schools, encourage cheaper private education, cut taxes for parents to allow them to pay for schools or at least revive the idea of educational vouchers. Scrap the national curriculum and allow competing qualification systems and confine inspections to health and safety and child protection.

Read the full article here.