New education secretary's hopes

Alan Johnson to the Fabian Society yesterday:

“We need to demonstrate that the public sector can outperform the private sector.”

The Government's commitment to raise levels of spending on state schools in line with the funding independent schools enjoy will help, he said.

Read the rest of the TES article.

I remember what the head of my (independent) school used to tell pupils, that they were privileged, not because their families had a lot of money, but because they had parents who cared enough about them and their education to support them in this way.

Money alone won't do it.

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