Friday, June 20, 2008

14-year wait to build new city schools

If you ever wanted absolute proof of the truly horrendous gap between the "National Rhetoric" at Holyrood and the "Local Reality" at Council level, then this story says it all.

It is, for me, a microcosm of all that's gone wrong since last May.

And lets just reprise how bad this all is:
  • in Edinburgh, between 2002 and 2010 (8-years) a total of 34 schools will have been rebuilt or refurbished, all initiated under a Labour Government, leading to one-third of all Edinburgh's pupils being taught in a new or refurbished building.
  • in Edinburgh, between 2007 and 2022 (15-years) a total of (possibly!) 5 schools will have been initiated and rebuilt or refurbished.
You can read the full report here and make up your own mind if you agree with me that this is a massive, and truly shocking, political failure.

"Brick for brick" eh?


Anonymous said...

Heavens above !!!

Anonymous said...

I believe there are some that are saying we waited the same length of time for a half decent city Labour Leader. Do tell!

Andrew said...

Breaking News - I do intend to make every effort be slightly better than 'half decent' ;-)