It struck me today that Anne Tolley is quickly becoming a “reverse Rumpelstiltskin”. Everything she touches in Education seems to end up in a shambles.
She took a well functioning Adult and Community (ACE) programme, stripped out millions of dollars and has left what is now increasingly a disjointed shambles.
She took the ACE money and invested it in her policy of National Standards, which is increasingly a disjointed shambles.
Took money from a good programme, and left it a shambles, to fund a programme which is becoming a shambles.
Negotiations with teachers is also starting to look like a shambles.
Rumpelstiltskin spun hay into gold. Anne Tolley is being very successful spinning gold into hay.