Points of view

20th June 2003 at 01:00
When Labour gained power, the very first action they took was to move responsibility for setting interest rates out of the political arena to a monetary policy committee. The new regime has been a success: witness low rates and transparency surrounding the decisions taken.

Would it not be equally prudent to remove education from the political arena (particularly funding which is subject to the obvious dominance of the Treasury) and hand control to a truly independent authority?

Brian Ferguson

32 Belfield Road Didsbury, Manchester

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