Friday 18 October 2002

Lies, damned lies and statistics

I am glad that Tory education spokesman, Brian Monteith, has criticised the recent report that claimed that private education was a waste of money. The Scotsman editorial rightly states:
Professor Lindsay prefers his brand of failed social engineering to recognising the need for a fresh approach.
The "fresh approach" required is the abolition of state education. When that happens, the price in the private sector will fall dramatically as the market expands bringing economies of scale and more competition. Whether there would be a need for Professors of Education is another question....