Mar. 22nd, 2016

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This is the most AMAZING thing I have read on the current end-of-the-state-school-system-as-we-know-it armageddon.  And I don't mean just the blog article - all the comments are a must-read down to the very bottom, they're even more informative than the main text.

I have a personal investment in this not because of having a child - we're in Scotland and paying for a private school anyway - but because I have worked on education policy from the 1870 to the 1902 Acts (the latter, of course, is the one that created the LEAs and, let us not forget, was regarded on the left as a monstrous Tory decimation of the democratically elected and locally accountable School Boards; it was politically disastrous for the Tories - I wish the general public were as exercised about schools now!).

But really, what's happening is absolutely unprecedented, it takes my breath away.  Prepare for a massive pigs at the trough bonanza, only to be dwarfed, a few years down the line, when the mangled remnants of the NHS are finally and irrevocably privatised.

Addendum: The Schools Business (LRB).  This really speaks for itself.

Addendum 2: typical example of academy corruption

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