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LABOUR CONFERENCE: EDUCATION PILOTS STARTED

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Twenty-six local education authorities across Britain are to pilot Labour's plans for raising education standards, ...
Twenty-six local education authorities across Britain are to pilot Labour's plans for raising education standards, shadow education secretary David Blunkett announced.

'Today we announce a group of pace-setters in raising educational standards. We cannot afford to wait until John Major finally calls an election for this task to begin,' he said on Friday.

He accused the government of stealing Labour ideas, such as home-school contracts and a head teacher's qualification.

One of the pilot councils, Suffolk CC, is run by a Labour/Liberal Democrat coalition. Lib Dem group leader Peter Monk told LGC neither he nor the Lib Dem education committee vice-chair were aware the council was running a pilot for Labour.
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