"The ambition was huge. But, as a Policy Exchange report previously found, the flaws in the scheme were also vast. BSF managed to combine the worst features of localism with the worst features of central government. Because each school was individually designed, the scheme didn’t gain from any economies of scale. But because the scheme was also highly bureaucratic, with layers and layers of people involved in making every decision, it also had all the costs of centralism too."
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- Neil O'Brien
- Building Blocks: An investigation into Building Schools for the Future
13 July 2009
The report recommends that Labour's flagship Building Schools for the Future programme should be radically simplified and the quango who currently delivers this project - Partnerships for Schools - should have its remit curtailed.