Wednesday 4 September 2002

School places

Parents have won a court victory in Linlithgow allowing their children to attend the local school rather than be sent to neighbouring Broxburn. Of course, I think that all schools should be privatised. That wouldn't produce an unlimited supply of schools in every town but the market is far more responsive than politicians. Even the teaching unions seem to understand that all is not well:
The Scottish Secondary Teachers Association (SSTA) said the judgement came as "no surprise". Assistant general secretary Jim Docherty said: "This problem was being discussed in Linlithgow five and 10 years ago. "There seems to have been a lack of forward planning by the council."