Liberals need to understand we already have a two-tier education system. Majority will leave school, currently, with the inability to do basic maths and suffer from poor English skills; either the exam system is too easy or broken.
If there is a problem then it should be addressed.
Most parents, employers and universities foresaw a crisis in literacy and numeracy. Society should be waking up to this before it has a major impact, especially within the wider of economy. Britain cannot compete if workers cannot read or write proper English and solve basic mathematical problems.
A mature party would help to provide a solution, not exploit the situation for political gain or to seek a ‘separate identity’ from the Tories.