Schools as businesses?
The latest from Michael Gove, Education Secretary, is really hard to believe. He is now suggesting academies and free schools should become profit-making businesses according to private plans being drawn up. What might it mean? Company logos on pupils blazers and school dinners replaced with "happy meals"? Details were leaked to The Independent by DfE as there is concern that Mr Gove is going too fast and too far in his ambition. Critics are worried that the new setup will divert cash from all classrooms. There should be an end to the secrecy over the proposed reforms, not publicly announced as yet.