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October 06, 2003
No it isn't and no it hasn't

Last Wednesday, I think it was, maybe Thursday, the government announced the biggest shake-up in secondary education since the last biggest shake-up:

The biggest shake-up in secondary education for 60 years was announced yesterday by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

Yes, what I said, sixty years. Apparently there are going to be some different exams.

So how did I miss this? Well, I didn't. I read about it at CrozierVision, where I also read this:

No, it isn't; no, it hasn't. I haven't even read the story. Why not? Because I know it's garbage. How many times have we heard the words "shake-up" and "biggest" in the same sentence over the past 6 years? Zillions, I should think. It never is. It's just another PR puff to cover up the fact that the government hasn't the slightest idea what it is doing. And in the Telegraph of all things. Wake up guys!

Which sounded more like the real story to me. So I thought, this probably isn't that important, so that's why it's taken me so long to pass it on.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 11:53 PM
Category: Examinations and qualifications
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