Behaviour is no simple matter
For example, the outmoded rigidities in pupil grouping, curriculum structure and its assessment, timetabling and the roles assigned to teachers, have been identified as fundamental obstacles in many current discussion forums, including those initiated by the Teacher Training Agency and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
Politicians may be wary of doing more than rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic of the present education system for fear of causing alarm. But surely it is crucial that the longer-term demands on education are openly acknowledged so that shorter-term steps can be planned in a relevant direction?
Simple solutions to complex problems miss the point.