Michael Gove. Why him in particular ?
You’re right. Thank god that privately supplied care of the elderly, or private ‘care’ homes in the likes of Rochdale (heywood in particular – mainly owned by private equity firms charging between £250,000 – £400,000 per chold, per year)?have such a glowing reputation, and stand like a beacon as to what we all want from the education system for our children!Posted 4 years agoteamhurtmoreSubscriber
Actually, Binners I had hoped you would say first, one of our universities rather than one of our independent schools. Or perhaps some of the outstanding state schools. But let’s run with the example you chose. Eton College. So from the outset we can see from your chosen example than there is no necessary conflict between ownership and quality of education.
Indeed we have world class education existing in the public and private sectors. That’s the point. And indeed Unis are a good example of where both sectors can work well togehter. Interesting, huh!?!Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
So from the outset we can see from your chosen example than there is no necessary conflict between ownership and quality of education.
well not if you are in that great school but there will be if you are in competition with them which will inevitably occur between private companies paid per pupils
Education should not be a scarce resource hoarded by those lucky enough to possess it. Education is meant to be shared. Its power does not decrease with the giving. It is an economic and social good,” said Sir Michael.
That is the head of Ofsted today telling off the private schools for not doing much to help the state sector BTW. Despite all their wealth, their charitable status, their high quality teaching, their massive sports fields and facilities apparently they dont help much …who would have thought it but they are a bit selfish and less egalitarian and inclusive.Posted 4 years ago
If we use say supermarkets as an example and assume only tesco and asda are the only two. If asda was rubbish it would not matter as we would all go to Tesco. This is not an option with education as some will be stuck in asda. The goal is to make sure that tesco and asda are identical. That is we want to give everyone an equally good start in life. I dont see how the private sector with schools in competition helps us achieve this tbh. I am sure on an individual basis , like a faith school or academy [shudders] , they can perform well. Its not a solution for improving education for all but it may be one for improving it for the few.pondoMember
If a group of local parents were opening a free school with the best interest of the kids at heart, I’d probably volunteer as an assistant metalwork or PE teacher if they’d have me.
It seems to me that the last people you’d want organising your child’s education are a bunch of well meaning parents with no training or experience. Certainly, when they get round to opening a hospital or accountancy firm, I’d avoid those too.Posted 4 years agoteamhurtmoreSubscriber
I read what he said today and he is well meaning but misguided.
I think it is perfectly possible to see how the private and public sector can work together – indeed my preferred choice as an example of world class education is a good example. But equating any private sector involvement (and indeed the false assumption that this is driven by the sole objective of profit maximisation) with a negative outcome is a folly and is unhelpful.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
But equating any private sector involvement (and indeed the false assumption that this is driven by the sole objective of profit maximisation) with a negative outcome is a folly and is unhelpful.
Its a bit of straw man as no one has worded it as strongly as that
What exactly would you say their motives were then ?Posted 4 years ago
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