Comments for en-gb 30 Thu 27 Nov 2014 21:25:40 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at 007Maxirish Andrew, Please don't be taken in by Michael Gove's disingenuous reply to you today that no one is making money out of privately run state education in Sweden. They are; and that's why the system has been so successful. For example:Kunsskapskolan which runs 30 schools, teaching 10,000 students, makes a profit of 600 euros per student or 10% of the direct grant that they receive of circa 6000 euros per student.In the UK they would receive an extra circa 2000 euros per student, boosting the profit margin to 2600 euros per student; some of which they could use to fund their own Building Schools for the future program, at no cost to the Treasury.That's why they want to do 30 Academies: 40,000 students times 2600 euros per student is over 100m euros profit per annum, valuing the company at euros 1 billion.And that's from only 40,000 of this country's 9m students.Philanthropy? Don't make me laugh!This is a serious business. Thank God... because it shows that, one day, we WILL educate ALL our kids properly.The problem is our current government is subsidising foreign company's expansion into the UK by 'giving' them Academies, whilst squeezing the life out of would-be domestic suppliers.This is a massive global market but none of our politicians seems to understand this or have the bottle to call a spade a spade:Being allowed to make a profit is the key - sine qua non - catalyst. Tue 30 Sep 2008 15:01:27 GMT+1 threnodio #4 - BGarvie"I am left worries and scared for the future of our country when a Minister of the Crown cannot give a truthful answer".When was the last time you heard a truthful answer from a Minister of the Crown? Come to think of it, when did you last hear an answer which had anything to do with the question? Do tell! Tue 30 Sep 2008 14:14:44 GMT+1 mike-jay Re Michael Gove interview/speech.Both Tories and Labour are heading for a big mistake on educational policies. 'City Academies' and 'Free Independent State Schools' are basically comprehensives with a few tweaks here and there, and they will ultimately fail for the same reasons. Labour, with little dissent from Tories, are also introducing the diploma system, which is not only flawed in unnecessarily equating values of vastly differing curricula, but is also unworkable owing to its complexity and the need to spread the teaching load over clusters of local schools (if they exist).And no one seems to have explained how City Academies fit into the diploma system - or is it to be a 'two tier' arrangement? Tue 30 Sep 2008 13:14:09 GMT+1 BGarvie Hi Andrew,I was very dismayed at the evasive and devisive answer by Miss Cooper to you young lady's question in the studio. "Will this government guarantee all savings and deposits in our banks?"I am left worries and scared for the future of our country when a Minister of the Crown cannot give a truthful answer. Tue 30 Sep 2008 11:54:50 GMT+1 Donald Brose Andrew Neil is creating panic and fear with nonsense talk about runs on banks. Is there nobody in the studio with the sense and clout to tell him how irresponsible he is? 12.30 Tuesday Tue 30 Sep 2008 11:31:44 GMT+1 amanfromMars And the Irish example is not about giving Confidence to the Banks but about Capable Government/Governance taking over Banking and Providing Leads and Needs for Feeding with Currency to Allow Spend in Shared Transparent Need 42 Drive Innovative Imaginative Funding Generation. A Reason to Print Money ..... as a Free AIdDriver. Tue 30 Sep 2008 11:21:42 GMT+1 amanfromMars This post has been Removed Tue 30 Sep 2008 11:08:45 GMT+1