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School Rebuilding Programme announced

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Rott Weiler, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:55 AM.

  1. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Johnson's announcement today....

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/...ampaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily

    Now why does that give me such a feeling of déjà vu?

    They seem to have dusted off Tony Blair's/Ed Balls' 2005 announcement of the Building Schools for the Future [BSF] programme and just changed a few figures ;)

    The BSF programme that Gove abolished in2010 (but later regretted doing so).

    Still if you're a Prime Minister in trouble what could be a better distraction than announcing a detail-free programme to improve school buildings (who could object to that?) that's going to run so far into the future that you'll never be held to account when it fails and probably involves re-cycling money from elsewhere in the education budget and has no funding commitment beyond year 1. Cynical, me?
     
  2. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    It's probably better than the standard "we are already spending record amounts on education and therefore cannot spend anything on buildings".
     
  3. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

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