Thursday 13 March 2003

Full fiscal freedom - for schools?

Here's some good news. It's becoming noticed that government-run schools aren't too efficient:
HEADTEACHERS are paying council staff up to £250 for an electrical socket to be fitted - more than five times the going rate - because they don’t have real control over school funds, it was claimed yesterday.
Schools should be in control of their own finances and the way to achieve that is to privatise education completely.

As one of the headteachers said:

He added: "If a lad in first year passes wind in class, disrupting the lesson, he needs sorting out in 20 seconds. He does not need a gastro-enterologist, a psychologist and four social workers to discuss his life options."

The state is not your friend and it shouldn't be your teacher.