BECTA Closure – Blog round-up

Chris Thomson, Electric Chalk, May 27, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This post collects links related to the Becta closure and has some great insight in the comments. Worthy of note is the last comment, which says, in part, "The issues which confront us in British Education will make the loss of Becta soon seem like a gnat bite." I think this is true, and moreover, I think this is something that will impact the education sector in other countries as well. As Steven Horsfield writes, "We already have Harrods and Harvey Nicks education for the rich. I foresee John Lewis and Waitrose and education for the better off; Tescos, Sainsburys and Morrisons education for the middling classes with Asda and LiDL left to provide low cost education for the great unwashed." This will be a sad turn of events, but it is a turn of events fostered, in part, by the recalcitrance of the public education sector.
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