I agree with Alistair Campbell - wow. Never saw that coming!
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Sunday, 15 February 2009
Alistair Campbell is getting annoyed at Sunday papers' attacks on state education; specifically Christina Lamb in today's Sunday Times. He sent his kids to local state schools in Camden and found them to be good. I sent my kids to local state schools and I am reasonably happy with them. My eldest is finishing a degree in Physics this year, the next is studying art at a top London Art college and the youngest has started out at the local academy (formerly one of the most failing schools in the country). Despite Ms.Lamb's assertions, they all had plenty of opportunity to participate in competitive sport and they were all recognised for academic excellence with a number of prizes and cups. I was annoyed by Ms. Lamb and wondered if it is just a London thing, but Alistair Campbell suggests not.