There’s a problem with education in Bradford and across the North. It’s a fact. The problems can be sorted, quite easily. Another fact. When London’s schools were failing, the national government acted and sorted the problem. Another fact. So why isn’t the government acting when it’s our kids failing?
What I want is to know, simply, why Northern kids’ failure is allowed, is ignored, is tolerated by government after they acted so swiftly a decade ago. Failing education is not a head-scratcher; no new initiative needs to be dreamed up; the answer to the question does not need a huge amount of resources in discovery. All of this has been done before… in London. So when is it our turn? When will the national government see that we need exactly what the South got a decade ago?
If you’d like to join in, write to your council, your MP or someone in government ask them why it’s OK for the country to concentrate on London’s kids but leave ours to rot.