Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Freedom to keep their jobs

Michael Gove was interviewed on BBC Breakfast this morning about his 'free schools' proposals.

Towards the end of the discussion, Bill Turnbull expressed concerns that the switch may involve job losses. Gove was evasive, and spoke about the freedoms teachers would enjoy under the new system. Turnbull pressed him: "What about the freedom to keep their jobs?"

Staggering. Keeping one's job is not a freedom, it is a privilege, earned by hard work. Teachers would be free to pursue jobs in the new schools, but that isn't enough for the unions, who seem to think that the education system exists to provide jobs for teachers, rather than to educate our children.

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