So, some private schools are going bust and thus thinking of applying to become academies. That is, become state schools.
Opponents of the academy scheme said it was a major shift. Academies were devised to target children in the poorest areas. John Bangs, of the National Union of Teachers, said: "It\’s bail-out for those schools. It\’s the antithesis of the original expectation of the programme to meet the needs of disadvantaged pupils."
I\’m sorry? The main teachers union is complaining about this? The state gets free buildings, a team of trained teachers, a whole institution to incoporate into its propaganda machine, all for free, and these people are complaining?
They think it would be better to have to build new schools to house these pupils or something?
Your last paragraph stumbles on the second word, Tim…
It’s nothing to do with children or educating them, disadvantaged or otherwise; it’s to do with lefty politics of the worst kind.
It’s bail-out for those schools. It’s the antithesis of the original expectation of the programme to meet the needs of disadvantaged pupils.”
Fuck. We’re gonna get seriously shown up here.
“…retain more independence around employing staff…”
There you go. If they’re not forced to comply with nationwide pay-scales then clearly it’s better to burn down the buildings and salt the ground.