Photo: ‘Old pots for new, old pots for new’ – D Dickinson Summer 2010
The BBC reports that Private firms are lining up with parent groups to run the Conservatives’ flagship “free schools” in England.
Why is this such a big surprise? The intriguing thing is – what is in it for them – as further down in the article it says: Firms such as Pearson, Serco, Tribal and Nord Anglia are all said to be seeking work in this area, although none would be allowed to make a profit.
They are all ‘working with’ schools to help and support them in their wish to be free from controls. I suppose I have just missed the plot on what ‘making a profit’ means.