Fair enough Richard.
But to what extent do school’s and Local Authorities need to (and to what extent should they) sit on their hands and wait for a National solution? eduBuzz.org is an example of how a Local Authority can progress with providing tools such as Google Apps for the benefit of learners. I actually wonder if some schools might consider going for a Google Apps installation in the next twelve months out of frustration with the National situation – and why shouldn’t they?
I happen to also think that these things are more likely to happen when classroom teachers are constantly pushing for these tools to be made available to their learners.