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    Ed Balls says deprived schools are being 'abandoned'

    Shadow Education Secretary Ed Balls has accused the coalition government of "abandoning" the schools and pupils most in need of support.
    Mr Balls accused the Education Secretary Michael Gove of switching support from pupils in challenging areas to giving more to successful schools in affluent areas.

    In response, a spokesman for Mr Gove highlighted the gap in attainment between rich and poor pupils under the previous government.
    He said the record under Mr Balls was "a huge gap in attainment between the richest and poorest students, discipline out of control and standards falling against the best in the world".
    "The coalition government is giving teachers the powers they need to keep discipline, reversing the devaluation of the curriculum and exam system and introducing a pupil premium which will mean extra money for the poorest pupils, a policy which Ed Balls opposed.
    "We are working closely with successful providers to identify new projects where academies will replace underperforming schools, to add to the substantial range of projects already in progress."


    Abolishing the grammar schools was vandalism on a grand scale as far as I am concerned! Why dispense with the successful is madness, and in Labour's case dogma!


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    Re: Ed Balls says deprived schools are being 'abandoned'

    And how long did labour have to sort this out??? They are in no position to chritise after the **** state they have left the economy, health service and eduction system in.

    Sadly there is and always will be a two teir education system between the rich and poor but I see no point in dragging the upper tier down to the level of the lower one.
    I'm in my 30's, live like I'm still in my 20's and gripe like I'm in my 60's!

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    Re: Ed Balls says deprived schools are being 'abandoned'

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    Shadow Education Secretary Ed Balls has accused the coalition government of "abandoning" the schools and pupils most in need of support.
    Mr Balls accused the Education Secretary Michael Gove of switching support from pupils in challenging areas to giving more to successful schools in affluent areas.

    In response, a spokesman for Mr Gove highlighted the gap in attainment between rich and poor pupils under the previous government.
    He said the record under Mr Balls was "a huge gap in attainment between the richest and poorest students, discipline out of control and standards falling against the best in the world".
    "The coalition government is giving teachers the powers they need to keep discipline, reversing the devaluation of the curriculum and exam system and introducing a pupil premium which will mean extra money for the poorest pupils, a policy which Ed Balls opposed.
    "We are working closely with successful providers to identify new projects where academies will replace underperforming schools, to add to the substantial range of projects already in progress."


    Abolishing the grammar schools was vandalism on a grand scale as far as I am concerned! Why dispense with the successful is madness, and in Labour's case dogma!


    BBC News - Ed Balls says deprived schools are being 'abandoned'
    Hi,

    a measure of the weight that should be given to this odious little man's comments is that even the Labour party saw him as third rate when compared with the Millipede brothers - just how dire can one be.

    Do not forget they had 13 unlucky years in which they achieved not one single achievement of benefit to these United Kingdoms but as when Denis Healey was Chancellor and the fool Jim Callaghan was enriching himself they displayed their limited grasp on reality and their economic illiteracy leaving these United Kingdoms bankrupt and deeply in debt and the electorate in utter contempt of politicians.

    Regards,
    Greg_L-W.

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    Re: Ed Balls says deprived schools are being 'abandoned'

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins View Post
    Hi,

    a measure of the weight that should be given to this odious little man's comments is that even the Labour party saw him as third rate when compared with the Millipede brothers - just how dire can one be.

    Do not forget they had 13 unlucky years in which they achieved not one single achievement of benefit to these United Kingdoms but as when Denis Healey was Chancellor and the fool Jim Callaghan was enriching himself they displayed their limited grasp on reality and their economic illiteracy leaving these United Kingdoms bankrupt and deeply in debt and the electorate in utter contempt of politicians.

    Regards,
    Greg_L-W.
    Wonderful quote GLW. But twas just one of the man's amazing ballsups don't you think?

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    Re: Ed Balls says deprived schools are being 'abandoned'

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Lance-Watkins View Post
    Hi,

    a measure of the weight that should be given to this odious little man's comments is that even the Labour party saw him as third rate when compared with the Millipede brothers - just how dire can one be.

    Do not forget they had 13 unlucky years in which they achieved not one single achievement of benefit to these United Kingdoms but as when Denis Healey was Chancellor and the fool Jim Callaghan was enriching himself they displayed their limited grasp on reality and their economic illiteracy leaving these United Kingdoms bankrupt and deeply in debt and the electorate in utter contempt of politicians.

    Regards,
    Greg_L-W.

    The problem is, while the coalition is keeping themselves, their millionaire/billionaire and tax dodging friends, not only solvent but enhancing their wealth ,they seem intent on bankrupting the rest of us in the process. The cuts will create a distinct division between the effluent sorry, the affluent and the rest in education and income in society.
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    It's called being wise after the event. Had they been in office they would have been swept along with the profit for nothing money making hype that they and their moneyed friends were up to their necks in.

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    Re: Ed Balls says deprived schools are being 'abandoned'

    well let's remember Ed Balls is the guy who thinks his government did everything wrong or went too far/not far enough... He doesn't care for anything but being in government.
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