4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Elizabeth Truss - Government policy on the use of calculators in schoolsThis is wrong in conception, completion and just about everything.
What on earth is the silly woman on about. There should not be, must not be a Government policy on the use of calculators in schools.
It is none of the Government's business.
Ideally rules should be set by the teacher in the class. End of story.
(I suppose the exam board could make a rule for those taking its exams about calculator use - but that is the extent of it)
In what state regulated universe can it be possible that anybody thinks that the state has a role at such a micro level.
Go away. We don't want you sticking your piggy little noses into every bit of people's buisness.