Richard Lambert, director-general of the CBI, is critical of government education policy

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Richard Lambert, director-general of the CBI, is critical of government education policy. He says “There's a very long tail of under-performance. I think this is more than an educational issue, it's a social and cultural issue as well, Part of the story is the correlation between deprivation and poor academic outcomes, which are more marked in this country than we ought to be able to contemplate. We ought to be ashamed of the numbers."

John Dunford, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, attacked Lambert's comments, claiming he was out of touch with modern schools. "The improvements in the education system over the last 20 years are remarkable. They dwarf the achievements of any major company," he said.

Fri, 01/01/2010 (All day)