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Shake-up must look beyond school walls

Is anyone else concerned that the Education Bill contains clauses such as: "Clause 17: Abolition of the TDA"? This provides for the transfer of staff and property from the Training and Development Agency for Schools to the education secretary. The transfer of power from the TDA is not to the Department for Education but directly to the secretary of state. Mildly Stalinist in its centralisation of power ...

Professor Gren Ireson, Nottingham Trent University.

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