Guardian asks ‘Is the the future of education co-operation?’
An article in the Guardian asks ‘Is the the future of education co-operation?’, focusing on the increasing popularity of co-operative schools.
The article’s author, Simon Birch, describes the growth in co-operative schools as “an achievement which has even taken the co-op school movement by surprise”. He says: “Such has been the dramatic growth of co-op schools that they constitute one of the three fastest growing sectors of the already booming UK co-op economy.”
Birch describes what co-operative schools are and how they work, saying a key feature of the model “is that it allows schools to collaborate, pool resources and save money”. He notes that many view them as a “bulwark against what is seen as the increasing and relentless privatisation of education”.
Birch speaks to headteachers and other staff from Royds Hall School in Huddersfield, Brigshaw Trust in Yorkshire and Lipson Community College in Plymouth, as well as Dave Boston of the Schools Co-operative Society.
Read the full article online at https://socialenterprise.guardian.co.uk/social-enterprise-network/2012/jul/26/co-op-schools-future-education.
Published On: July 30, 2012
Written By: Natalie
Filed Under: Schools and Young People