Saturday 16 April 2016

Dear union leaders, your predecessors, education, how the Tories are stealing it

Dear union leaders,Your predecessors demanded a democratic education for all, owned by all. The Tories are stealing it from us.

The Tories' model of education is based on a pre-1870 system plus diktats based on ministers' memories of their private education.

Remnants of an education system based on egalitarian principles is being dismantled, to be replaced by competition: = selection is back.

Will forced academisation enable govt to make big cuts in education whilst saying it's academies doing the cuts?

In a few years the situation will revert to a cash-starved Academy sector and 'those who can pay, should pay' so end up going private.