From the BBC:
"Nearly a quarter of England's state secondary schools let down their pupils, an education minister has said".
When you consider that Treasury statistics reveal that more than 1 in 6 children leave school each year unable to read, write and add up, an estimated 1 million children truant every year and at least 16 children commit suicide each year as a result of school bullying, it is hard not to agree.
The education minister here was Lord Adonis. Perhaps he should have a word with his department whose spokesmen have claimed that
"Standards (in schools) have never been higher and with record funding in our schools we believe the best place to educate a child is actually in school."
Wonder where they were educated!