The Marketisation of Teaching

The April 2006 issue of the PFI Journal contains an article by Dexter Whitfield which examines the potential impact of the Building Schools for the Future programme on education.

Building Schools for the Future (BSF) has a central role in the government’s strategy to marketise public services. This article discusses why Local Education Partnerships (LEPs) are a threat to the provision of local education services. It also discusses the possible exclusion of soft services and ICT from BSF contracts and the increasing opposition to academies.