Wednesday, January 30, 2008

BBC NEWS | Education | 'Muddle' on rural school closures

BBC NEWS | Education | 'Muddle' on rural school closures

It's always easier to knock a government than praise it, but this is getting TOO easy. (And I don't even WANT to knock them.)

I went to a village school so I know a little about this subject. The government needs to stop thinking about solely money and start thinking about the bigger picture: the communities these schools serve.

And anyway, they are even closing cost-effective schools to fill spaces at (in some cases) less cost-effective schools. Not to mention the financial and ecological effects of having to transport kids to less local schools.

And through all this they claim to be supporting rural schools. Bonkers.