Anyone who thinks things are just going to keep getting worse forever aren't basing their beliefs on any reference to historical fact, nor to common sense. The Conservative government's number one priority is to win the next election. Conservative MPs' number one priority is to keep their seat at the next election. Kicking teachers, aiming for small government, cutting public spending, may all be high up on their list of priorities, but are (at best) secondary to keeping their jobs. The swing voters who decide elections are largely parents or grandparents who send their kids to state schools. Always remember that.