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Should Gove be using children as pawns in his school privatisation plans?

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Should Gove be using children as pawns in his school privatisation plans?

Post by Ivan on Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:25 pm

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When anyone asks me which Tory I hate most, it’s such a difficult choice. Sometimes I think it’s Osborne, the Bullingdon Club idiot doing his work experience as Chancellor of the Exchequer and displaying total incompetence. Sometimes I opt for Lansley, who has been secretly planning to destroy the NHS for the last seven years, while taking money from private healthcare providers both for his own office and that of the Tory Party. (I hope that when this government is thrown out, its corrupt members follow Chirac, Berlusconi and possibly Sarkozy into the dock to face criminal charges.) Cameron himself is a strong candidate, for all the lies he’s told both before and since the election, and Clegg, though not officially a Tory, has allowed so many appalling policies to be implemented, that he's always a major contender. But inevitably I settle for Michael Gove.

Gove was a Murdoch journalist who was still on the payroll long after he ceased working for News International. What he knows about education can be written on the back of a postage stamp, but that doesn’t matter, he’s on message and knows what has to be done to destroy our state education system.



It was the responsibility of Willetts rather than Gove, but when this rancid Tory-dominated coalition first came to power, it in effect privatised higher education at a stroke and then tripled student tuition fees. That made sure that not so many people would get a university education, which the Tories have always believed should be reserved for the rich and privileged – with just a few token scholarships made available to some intelligent children of those they view as ‘plebs’.

Meanwhile, Gove has set about privatising state schools. Firstly, he put up the threshold for determining that a school is failing and requires intervention. Previously the threshold was a 35% pass rate A-C in 5 subjects including Maths and English; now it’s 40%. Then to make sure that even more schools ‘fail’, he manipulated the exam boards to change the grade boundaries, so that fewer children pass English. So hundreds of schools are now eligible for intervention and will be forced to become academies run by chains favoured by Gove and no doubt donors to the Tory Party.

Schools that become academies are not bound by the same pay and conditions agreements that the teaching unions negotiated. At the moment the academies pay the going rate, because otherwise they wouldn’t get the staff. When enough schools are academies they won’t need to worry about that.

Gove couldn’t give a damn that the collateral damage here is to real children. Whatever you think about GCSE exams, moving the goalposts in the middle of the game seems a particularly cruel thing to do, especially when the victims are children. So children have been deliberately failed in order for Gove to be able to privatise schools.

In 2011, 1,100 disabled people in the UK died after being declared fit to work by the minions of this vile government. Every time I think they can’t become more depraved and despicable, they do. And the Liberal Democrats just let it keep on happening.

Source used:-
http://liberalconspiracy.org/2012/08/23/by-downgrading-gcse-results-today-michael-gove-plans-to-sell-100s-of-schools/





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Post by oftenwrong on Mon May 12, 2014 9:29 am

Now we know how determined Gove is to impose his will on the Nation's schools, we can imagine his likely course of action if he ever got the top job of PM.

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Post by Ivan on Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:45 pm

Gove may be gone, but the momentum to turn schools into academies continues. The comedian Mark Steel relates the dirty tricks used at a school in Hove, where 29% of parents said Yes to academy status and 71% said No, on a 40% turnout. A local Tory councillor said: “It counts for nothing, because if you add the Yes vote to those who didn’t vote, that’s a majority for those in support”.

We’ve won the battle to prevent our school becoming an academy

Here are a few amusing extracts from his article:-

“This government loves the idea of turning schools into ‘academies’ – in order that they’re no longer controlled by local authorities or the national education system. You can understand the thinking, as other areas where this has happened – such as the railways and energy companies – have proved so successful and popular it would be a crime not to do the same with schools. Why should our children be denied the pleasure that adults have when dealing with nPower or First Capital Connect?

One instant advantage of an academy is the school gets a new name, so it’s no longer boring Didsworth Comprehensive but becomes Lord Harris Carpets Asteroid of Magnificence Academy of Braininess. Then the school becomes free to pursue business deals with companies who can sell equipment inside the school, and offer sponsorship, so kids can be taught the Hewlett Packard seven times table, to enhance the multiplying experience.

Also, heads are finally free to set the wage rates of everyone at the school, including their own. Occasionally they double their own salary, because you can’t expect kids to study chemistry when they’re distracted by worries about how the head scrapes by on only £90,000 a year. They get so disturbed their tears make the potassium explode.”


For the details of this failed attempt to turn a school into an academy:-
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/weve-won-the-battle-to-prevent-our-school-becoming-an-academy-9756328.html
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Re: Should Gove be using children as pawns in his school privatisation plans?

Post by stuart torr on Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:54 pm

That is how it will be with the NHS Ivan, nurses on each ward sponsored by different companies, IE the Hewlett Packard Ward, the British Gas x-ray department ETC.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:00 pm

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Post by stuart torr on Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:53 pm

Linen only changed once a week, saving money of course, sponsored by layinshit ltd, have a nice day patients. Sleep Sleep
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Post by stuart torr on Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:20 am

Would that also happen to the privatised schools under the tories?
The brainier kids going to Einsteins Junior school and the not so bright ones going to Beano's Secondary?
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