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The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Schools

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Scintillant, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  2. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter


    The Gestapo - oops, beg pardon, OFTWIT - will be hunting him down already.

    Even though it's too late. Truth will out.
  3. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Fantastic - unbelievable, but so true.
    Surely there is now enough groundswell against compulsory academisation, & enough evidence to show how schools are being privatised for some TV programme maker to be interested? Panorama - Dispatches - or equivalent?
  4. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    Any takers?
  5. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    "But your school isn’t your school any more. Your school is now legally a local branch of the MAT. Imagine you have a local independent coffee shop, and it’s taken over by Starbucks. That’s getting close to what we have when your school disappears into a MAT."

    Exactly right. This is one of the most worrying aspects of the Bill.
  6. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Tv documentary makers seem more preoccupied with people on benefits or at the edge of society at the moment. Schools and academisation are too middle class. Getting the viewers to consider important issues like the shape of education for generations to come is just so boring when they could be tut tutting at those portrayed as lazy and feckless.
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  7. stupot101

    stupot101 Established commenter

    Yes. If tv documentary makers do produce any documentaries, it would probably be aired when most people are in bed!
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  8. George_Randle

    George_Randle Senior commenter

    Yes, that is a great article setting out the realities of the coming situation in stark terms.

    The comments below shouldn't be missed either...

    Fundamentally, I think your attack on this from the right is as pointless as my tribe’s attack on this from the left. You can criticise market failures, and the move away from autonomous competition, while my lot can criticise incoherence, democratic accountability and planning failures. Our common mistake is to think that the Government gives a stuff about either market ideology or effective provision of a public service. This policy is about where the money goes, who gets to control it, and who gets to see what they are doing with it. Daniel Moynihan’s salary is not a side-effect – it’s the planned result of this policy. There’s a lot more like that to come.

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