Are politicians micromanaging Britain's schools?

03/31/2010 | Guardian (London), The

Fourteen education experts in Britain say the country's schools are being damaged by politicians who want to micromanage curriculum, tests and teaching. "It is time to shift the prime responsibility for education towards schools and colleges and so enable teachers to build the public trust they deserve and need ... to be effective guardians, with parents, of the ... young," the experts wrote in a letter. "What happens in classrooms should no longer be micromanaged by government, irrespective of who wins the election."

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