Profiting from education, but not in a good way

26 Mar

It was reported today that Peter Birkett, Chief Executive of The Barnfield Federation, “argued that running a school as a business created a strong incentive to raise standards and attract more pupils”. He said, “I think there’ll be opportunities to review existing terms and conditions and say, are they fit for purpose, for the 21st century?…Is the time now right to make changes that will deliver improved outcomes in a more efficient way?”

I think running schools for profit is a terrible idea – particularly if Peter Birkett believes that his standard of English is what pupils should be aiming for.

 

Today’s picture, to get your feet tapping – shot in Long Beach, California, 1980Image

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One Response to “Profiting from education, but not in a good way”

  1. Si Waller March 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Agreed about running schools for profit!

    Loving the photo x

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