Friday, 30 November 2007

Poor old Polly

In the midst of yet another plea for the Bottler to radicalise his government in her Guardian column today, La Toynbee makes the following entirely unsupported assertion:

Yet anyone impartial would say that teaching, lessons and schools are almost unrecognisably better than a decade ago.

This bear in mind only two days after the Progress in International Reading Literacy study highlighted that reading ability among English children has plummeted over the last five years, dropping from 3rd to 19th place in its international rankings of children's literacy.

Personally, Poll, I would have said the precise opposite was the case, no?

Still, I applaud your loyalty. Good to know someone is sticking by the Bottler.

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