With threats and bribes, Gove forces schools to accept his phoney 'freedom' | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian: This is a story about England's schools, but it could just as well describe the razing of state provision throughout the world. In the name of freedom, public assets are being forcibly removed from popular control and handed to unelected oligarchs.
All over England, schools are being obliged to become academies: supposedly autonomous bodies which are often "sponsored" (the government's euphemism for controlled) by foundations established by exceedingly rich people. The break-up of the education system in this country, like the dismantling of the NHS, reflects no widespread public demand. It is imposed, through threats, bribes and fake consultations, from on high.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
With threats and bribes, Gove forces schools to accept his phoney 'freedom' | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
Scary indeed. And remember all those staged scenarios in UK schools awhile back? There is a connection; all this working towards the molding of the minds.