At The Best Schools, 27 January 2012, James Barham argues,
The education-reform debate in this country has a surreal quality to it.
It’s as though an epidemic were raging in a city, but nobody knew what was causing it, so nobody could agree on what to do to put a stop to it.
Except that we do know what the problem is. At least, those of us who are old enough to have had a public education before the epidemic began know.
What is the main difference between public education in this country fifty years ago and public education today?