This is an important article from the Telegraph. Check it out!
David Cameron is to be commended for this initiative.
However, the article just identifies one of the barriers to education in the UK, namely the local authority bureaucracies.
There is another equally important roadblock to improvement, with the teachers’ unions. The UK teachers’ unions look after the interest of their members but are less inclined to adopt global best practice. It is because of restrictive practices of the unions that the UK education compares so poorly to international benchmarks. Look at the evidence.