Of course Nick Clegg is right to make education an absolute priority for the Lib Dems. Labour talked a lot about education but for some sectors, particularly ages 7-11 and for 16+, Labour has done very little. But Nick does need to beware of promising more change.
Education has, in recent years, undergone so many changes that it is very difficult for those working in education to be totally sure if anything that is brought in will last more than two years before it is scrapped and replaced by something else.
In the Primary sector at the moment we are just starting to have to implement the new Literacy and Numeracy Strategies, which replace the old ones and old QCA schemes of work (which are about seven years old) and if you then look at the teaching of reading to the youngest children, the teaching of "jolly phonics" which was pushed about two years ago is now being replaced by "synthetic phonics", which i think is a great teaching programme, but as ever schools that are teaching it fear that the government will announce a new method in two years time.
In truth, since the National Curriculum was introduced and the league tables and Ofsted, school have been in a constant state of flux, with no time ever being given by government to just see if something really works.
So yes Nick, education is a priority. But those of us who work in education would also like to know that it won't be change for changes sake.