Stark reality of the pitiable state of education in the UK

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Teachers from a school in Blackburn go on strike in protest at the lack of support from management after they were subjected to instances of verbal and physical assault.

Parents threaten to withdraw their children from a school in Ely after an exasperated headteacher adopts a zero-tolerance policy with pupils who refuse to obey the strict rules she had drawn up.

A business chief says firms are forced to spend billions on remedial training for school leavers who lack even basic academic skills.

Some of us have been warning for years about the delusional glow of ‘achievement’ cast by ‘ever-improving’ exam results.

We are now being confronted by the stark reality of the pitiable state of education in this country today.