Ratchetting standards

Health minister Jeremy Hunt asked the Nuffield Trust to explore the idea of an OFSTED type assessment in health. They’ve told him “hospitals are too complex for their performance to be adequately conveyed through a single score.”  I’m not at all surprised. But I remain gobsmacked by the idea that anyone thinks that the performance of schools can be conveyed through a single score. A massive brainwashing operation has convinced the media world that teaching is actually a very simple job. Not when I did it, it wasn’t.