Only politicians like exam tables
Alas, politicians finding themselves in holes seem only to know one strategy: keep digging ever more frantically while singing "La la la (can't hear you!)" at the top of their voices.
The Government's failure to respond to these latest damning findings, that league tables aren't even capable of measuring accurately what they're purported to measure, simply confirms the suspicions of many that these tables are purely about politics.
Politicians make the cynical calculation that the narrow party advantage to be won from crass 'performance indicators' matters more than the untold and needless suffering and anxiety they cause to our young children, and the narrowing of the curriculum and distorted learning environments to which their very existence inevitably leads.
Dr Richard House
13 Denbigh Road