Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lord Bonkers' Diary: Why Welsh education is the finest in the world


In my day, if your son or, indeed, daughter was a bit on the slow side, it was necessary to slip the school a cheque to ensure good examination results. If the child was particularly dense then you might find yourself obliged to stump up for a whole swimming pool or chemistry laboratory.

Things are handled more sympathetically in Wales. There, if you are dissatisfied with your children’s examination results, you simply write to their education minster, one Leighton Andrews (whom I am sure I once met somewhere), and he awards them a higher grade.No money changes hands.

It is an excellent system and no doubt one of the reasons why Wales has the highest educational standards in the world.

Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South-West 1906-10.

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