Shouldn’t the prime purpose of a school, college or university, be the education of its students?
Increasingly he prime purpose of Academies and Universities is to make a profit. They are being run as businesses for the benefit of a bunch of extremely well-paid managers and the businessmen who run them.
It’s all about bums on seats, cheap staff, cheap equipment and making a profit.
In the state school that I ran every penny was ploughed into the students. We wanted quality staff, the best equipment and what was best for all the students. That attitude is becoming secondary.
Universities are falling over themselves to get students. There does not seem to be as much consideration as to which courses might be best suitable for those young people. Each student brings in £9000 per year. All that matters is that the courses are filled and the cash goes in the coffers.
We, in the secondary school system, always had to watch our budgets and never had enough to do all that we wanted, but we were never concerned with using our students as fodder for profit!