Radical new future delayed

The Education Minister Caitriona Ruane has declared her intention to press ahead with the Review of Public Administration reforms of the Education sector.. but it will be delayed until April 2009. The official statement also mentions the area based planning from the 61 recommendations of the Bain Report but not the report itself. However, let’s be optimistic.. we might, after all – subject to the scrutiny of the Education Committee and the Assembly – see that “foundation for a radical new future for Northern Ireland’s education system” actually being put into place. Unless there are any objections?