Coz in Socialist Andalusia, we all have to be equal [ly poor, that is].
See, Madrid bought out a new law which aimed to shake up the educational system in Spain, which is run and organised by the regions. One of the changes was to allow the ranking of schools by performance, and within schools, ranking of students and teachers, so that bright students could, in theory, be fast tracked, and bad teachers sidelined (you can´t fire a teacher!)
Andalusia doesn´t like this idea, and today rushed out a new law ordering that no rankings be compiled. “We value equality before difference” said the Junta. “Against this new tendency to rank, Andalusia has bet on an education model which is exclusively orientated towards teaching and equality”.
Right. Because you wouldn’t want the citizens to see in a spreadsheet just how bloody useless your schools actually are, would you?