Public confidence dwindling

27th June 2003 at 01:00
PUBLIC confidence in the Government's handling of education has slumped in the past three months, an ICM poll for the Guardian this week suggested.

More voters now think that education and schools have got worse since Labour came to power than think they have improved. The Department for Education and Skills said: "We judge the reform agenda on what happens in the classroom, not by polls." Leader, 26

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