Yup. Until we invest a *lot* more money in education we will continue to have a two tier education system. My older daughter isn't that keen on maths but she is lucky to be at a school where she can be in a class of 11 other girls all of whom have Dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, has extra support available when needed and excellent teachers. As a result she was able to help her younger sister extrapolate and convert algebra to make X the subject of an equation whilst her parents were struggling a bit.
We need to learn from Finland where they invest hugely in education, have small class sizes and excellent resources.
I agree. I lived in Finland (Helsinki and Oulu) for a few years before heading to Asia.
There are two issues with that which'll annoy people in the UK. One, there's no private education system. That means that well of parents, who in the UK would send their kids to private schools, will insist that state schools are up to high standards which then benefits all kids. Two, Finland has much higher rates of taxation and the UK is populated by too many people who want this kind of education system, as well as a fully funtioning NHS, but only want to pay Asian rates of tax.
You could add a third and that's the British Establishment, who the UK is run purely for their interests, will never allow private education to be scrapped.