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Do quangos have too much power?

Despite all the lip service paid to education during this election campaign, there are two important school policies that none of the main parties have wanted to tackle openly.

Let’s start with Building Schools for the Future (BSF), the secondary schools rebuilding programme that the government launched with much fanfare in 2004. ’Twas a noble aim, to rebuild or refurbish all English secondary schools, but the job has been handled by a quango called Partnerships…

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