Apocalypse of loser language

10th October 2003 at 01:00
Urban schools are suffering a crisis of confidence because of "apocalyptic comments" by the Government, a new book claims. Richard Riddell, former education director in Bristol, said: "It is hard not to believe that the language of special measures and serious weaknesses was not intentionally designed to demoralise."

Schools for our cities: urban learning in the 21st century is published by Trentham books, price pound;17.99

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