he EDP has revealed that the wage bill for local academy bosses has soared to £17m despite the funding crisis in our schools. Here’s the comment I gave to the paper and the full article is linked from this post.
“Over and over again, all across the country, we hear stories of senior managers slipping extra cash into each other’s pay packets as the public services they run are starved of funds, irrespective of whether those managers are doing a good job or not.
This is what you get after forty years of deriding the ethos of public service and imposing market and business ideology on education, health and so much else of the public realm. Until we end this system, and return our schools to all us, that system will still be there to be gamed and exploited by the people at the top of it.”