Does kelly's absolute assurance on school selection rank alonside Blair's absolute assurances on Iraq.
whatever the lawyerly fine print says the reality is that schools will be better able to cheat on student selection after the Blair government has had its way.
The question is will these Tory reforms get through without the backing of the tory party.
We wait with baited breath.
What we do not have is a debate on how more power to individual schools will benefit either parents or children.
The case has simply not been made.
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School entry pledge is 'rubbish'
By Sean Coughlan
BBC News education reporter, in Gateshead
John Bangs: critical of government intentions
A teachers' leader says it is 'absolute rubbish' for the government to say that school admission rules will not be changed by its Education Bill."