Colonel Sanders Primary School
Private firms keen to invest in new state schools
Private companies chasing investment in new schools are in "constant contact" with the Government. Infrastructure Minister Bill English said yesterday a tender for public-private partnerships in as many as six new schools could be offered next year. There was already strong interest from the private sector. The initiative would involve private-sector operators financing, building and maintaining schools for a set term, with the Government retaining ownership of the land, and schools and boards of trustees being left to concentrate on their day-to-day running.
Anne says news that she’s looking to privatize some schools should not be seen as a negative. Corporations will be able to buy the school and lease it for 30 years, but Anne assures us that the Corporations won’t direct curriculum, they will just maintain the buildings.
But what if MacDonalds or KFC or Coca Cola buy these schools through their education maintenance arm they create right after this legislation passes? What if it seriously is Ronald McDonald school with Hamburgler school Uniforms? Big Mac time out cages with the purple Grimace bowel Tumor from too much saturated fats. Or what if it’s Colonel Sanders good ole southern boy plantation flogging whip for not being able to add two drum sticks plus a zinger burger in terms of 11 secret herbs and spices deliciousness?
What companies are the National Party selling our schools off to and will they be able to sell advertising at the schools?