Government failing to make the grade
The Department for Education (DfE) has been awarded a "D" grade for its approach to public sector reform by a right-of-centre think-tank. In a damning indictment of the Coalition's performance so far, Reform has claimed the Government's reform policies are "all over the place", with the DfE being among the worst performing. It said: "The Department for Education wants more academies that are free from the national curriculum, yet wants to impose a national curriculum on the vast majority of schools ... These contradictions are a gift to the opponents of reform."