Pension him off

Tes Editorial

Michael Austin's sardonic comparison between his college prospectus of 1981 and that of today (FEFocus, April 27) demonstrates how clearly education has been forced to become a commodity instead of the service he joined.

The privatisation of FE (incorporation) in 1992 was seized on by the Austins of the FE world to casualise the ulk of teaching into the hands of agencies, while attacking (and sacking) those who stood in the way of achieving "market domination". The sooner his ilk is pensioned off, the better for post-compulsory education.

Roger Smith

Secretary, Hull ACE Branch, NATFHE

Chigley House

High Street

Sancton, York

Register to continue reading for free

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you

Tes Editorial

Latest stories

Covid in schools, GCSEs 2021, teacher safety: LIVE

Coronavirus and schools: LIVE 3/3

A one-stop shop for teachers who want to know what impact the ongoing pandemic will have on their working lives.
Tes Reporter 3 Mar 2021