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Discussion in 'Education news' started by msuxg, Mar 15, 2016.
BBC News | theGuardian
What are your views on the government’s plans to turn all state-funded schools into academies?
Oh dear, wonder what will eventually happen to STPCD?
This is so depressing! Where's the evidence that academies do any good at all!?
So-break the unions, demoralise the teachers, scrap their pay and conditions--what next!
Rosie beat you to it here
Tories gonna Tory, as one of the posters has said underneath the article.
Anyone who didn't previously believe it was about allowing their mates to make money via MATs - do you believe it now?
Does that mean all the good heads will be told to leave as the new chains put in their own folk.
Its a shame when ideology destroys what works to replace it with sameness.
but I expect that with the offical news will be a statement of how well they are doing.
As a thought the fact that academy's can stop agreed wages for teachers the real reason for changing them all.ie teachers will have little rights,conditions and security?
Do academies today adhere to the rule book?
But how will they cope when there are too many unfilled teaching vacancies?
Well stap me. I never saw THAT one coming (she said sarcastically)!
This was always the plan. SO very glad that not only am I out of teaching, but my kids are no longer at school.
Simple - they don't need to use qualified teachers after all, do they.
It also works as an excellent contraceptive.
It'll have the handy additional advantage for ministers that no-one will ever again be able to prove them wrong when they claim that academies do better than LA schools because there won't be any LA schools to compare them against any longer
Why stop with schools? Why doesn't the government academise the army? It would clearly reduce beauracracy as each regiment applies its own rules, reduces pay and increases efficiency. They could apply to fight in Iraq or Syria, get their own equipment, choose their own vision etc. Who needs a national strategy?
(Need a lie down now ...)
We are a good stand alone school. I can see absolutely no benefit in becoming an academy and I will resist all attempts to be forced to do so.
I suspect though that it will be like Canute trying to hold the sea back.
I wonder how long it will be before some academies say that they can't manage on government funding and require parents to top it up, whilst those in poor areas become babysitting services.
The prime minister said his “vision for our schooling system” was to place education into the hands of headteachers and teachers rather than “bureaucrats”.
Not big salaries for non teachers involved in running academy chains?
Why are they not classified as bureaucrats as well?
I'm actually spluttering with rage. Given all the evidence the government has been presented with that states categorically that academisation makes no appreciable difference to student outcomes, it's appalling - beyond appalling - that they've decided to do this. I'm utterly in shock.
"Every school to become an academy" ?
Somehow, I don't think that Eton College, Westminster School, St Paul's or any other independent school will be forcibly academized.