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Discussion in 'Education news' started by Vince_Ulam, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Last edited: Oct 10, 2015
  2. Andy.Pipkin

    Andy.Pipkin New commenter

    It is an inevitable consequence of the privatisation (academisation) of schools.
    Build a bigger school out of the town centre, sell off the old sites for a tasty profit (after all, you got them for free from the taxpayer), then have supersize classes of 60, with one teacher and a couple of cheap TAs to support, and watch your profits rise.

    Welcome to the New World :)
  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Welcome to the 'Education Factories' of the Brave New World ...
    needabreak and bostonbill1982 like this.
  4. snowyhead

    snowyhead Lead commenter

    Educational super stores. Everything under one roof. Fabulous.
    Vince_Ulam likes this.
  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Followed swiftly by teachers in uniformly lurid shirts & fleeces.
  6. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Hmmm, lovely. Sounds like a great big Asda.
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I can only imagine behaviour in these types of schools is a nightmare.
  8. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    I had that happen once, two classes were combined on the timetable and was meant to have two teachers (cannot understand the logic behind this). Of course if one teacher was absent for any reason they would get cover in wouldn't they? Did they heck :mad:, and a single teacher would take the entire class single handed. Now and then a TA was there to support but often they were needed elsewhere.

    I suppose the profits did rise, for a while until students started leaving for other nearby schools and the numbers on the roll dropped.

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