Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

McEducation

New Labour now think that multinational companies like McDonalds should have more of a say over education for workers - including being able to hand out A-levels. 'We should not be ideological about who provides the service - we should just work out who is best at providing it' says James Purnell, Brown's appointed successor to the hapless Peter Hain at the Department of Work and Pensions. Yeah, but isn't there a slight difference somewhere between teachers 'providing' A-levels through the old fashioned system known as education in schools, and McDonalds 'providing' A-levels through some new fangled scheme involving training its wage-slaves to serve up shit? The genius that is Steve Bell certainly seems to think so...as does another fine cartoonist Tim

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