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No knee jerk reaction but our education system has to change

August 19, 2016 10:00 AM

Whilst many students were celebrating their A level results yesterday and looking forward to moving on, the overall story for education in Wales was yet again not so bright.

As reported by Wales Online there was a drop in the overall pass rate again this year and once more Wales is lagging behind the rest of the UK.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Kirsty Williams, who took on the post of education Secretary in May, said that there should be no "knee jerk reactions." She is right, snap decisions and yet more sudden changes of direction help no-one - there have been far too many of those in the past. However, she needs to ensure that changes are made and the complacency that the Welsh Liberal Democrats have so often criticised Labour of does not continue where our children's education is concerned.

In the meantime we congratulate all those who did achieve the results they wanted and which they and their teachers have worked so hard for.