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SHEPHARD SPELLS OUT HOW EDUCATION POLICIES ARE BEARING FRUIT

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Education secretary Gillian Shephard argues that the government's schooling policies are bearing fruit, in a featur...
Education secretary Gillian Shephard argues that the government's schooling policies are bearing fruit, in a feature in The Times (P40).

Mrs Shephard says:

'Since we took office in 1979 we have put in place a series of measures to raise standards - involving structures, processes, content and quality control.'

Meanwhile, an American study of the British school system published this week concluded that the government's education reforms have largely failed to raise standards in classrooms, the paper reports.

The Carnegie Foundation has consequently warned American policy makers against the idea of grant-maintained status for schools because it risked a fragmented, two-tier education system.
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