Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 03:46:23 +0200
Leading Article: A £6,000 bonus worth considering
- The Conservatives' policy review document on the public service is more thoughtful than many of the leaks from it would have us believe. This is to be expected from a forum that had the former chief inspector, Dame Pauline Perry, as one of its co-chairs. For a start, the proposal that children should be kept back in primary school for a further year if they fail to master the three Rs turns out to be extra summer-school coaching so that they can prepare for secondary school or "an offer" of a remedial year to catch up.