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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme
Posted by: John Hawkes
Date/Time: 20/07/10 17:07:00

I have to smile at the insouciant way Ms Taylor describes how schools and GP practices will 'stand or fallí on their ability to attract pupils or patients. Just like Woolworths - if it closes down one can always go to Poundland ! However if you are a pupil preparing for GCSEs or a patient in the middle of cancer treatment having to sway with the movements of the market and find a new school or doctor having no obligation to take you could be somewhat disconcerting. I take education and health to be fundamentally more important than CDs or plastic laundry baskets and this should be reflected in the way they are provided. And I say again, if I am funding these schools and medical practices - as a tax-payer not a customer - I want assurance that I can influence a democratic process that gives me some accountability on how my money is spent and what services are provided.† What can I do if I see in the GPs accounts that he/she has given themselves a massive bonus from the profits they have made from sub-contracting some services to an American healthcare conglomerate ?
But going back to the original thread, this was about the allocation to and management of taxpayer funds for a democratically managed, open, state education facility, not a taxpayer funded independent school managed by the vested interests of its benificiaries. They are different beasts. Were there to be the money (ultimately provided by me), I would have no objection to Elliott controlling the spending of it. My interests would be protected by Wandsworth Councilís Education Committee (which I could elect or perhaps dismiss) participating in the overall† management of the school.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Cuts to Schools Building Programme05/07/10 22:08:00 Martine Guy
   Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme06/07/10 09:44:00 Jim Maddan
      Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme06/07/10 10:04:00 Martine Guy
         Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme06/07/10 11:48:00 John Chambers
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme06/07/10 18:06:00 Suzanne Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme06/07/10 18:22:00 Jane Cowley
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme06/07/10 18:23:00 Martine Guy
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme06/07/10 21:02:00 Alan Thomson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme06/07/10 23:04:00 John Chambers
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme07/07/10 20:38:00 Alan Thomson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme08/07/10 11:20:00 Richard Carter
                              Cuts to Schools Building Programme08/07/10 22:29:00 Rosemary Torrington
                                 Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme08/07/10 23:27:00 Alan Thomson
                                    Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme09/07/10 01:58:00 Adam Gray
                                    Cuts to Schools Building Programme12/07/10 09:13:00 Rosemary Torrington
   Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme08/07/10 23:29:00 Alan Thomson
      Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme09/07/10 02:13:00 Adam Gray
         Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme10/07/10 13:14:00 Alan Thomson
            Cuts to Schools Building Programme10/07/10 17:09:00 Adam Gray
               Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme10/07/10 20:01:00 Alan Thomson
               Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme10/07/10 23:18:00 Leslie McDonnell
                  Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme10/07/10 23:59:00 Adam Gray
   Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme12/07/10 17:19:00 John Hawkes
      Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme19/07/10 15:49:00 Adam Gray
         Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme19/07/10 18:41:00 Richard Carter
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 00:39:00 Adam Gray
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 15:09:00 John Hawkes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 16:10:00 Suzanne Taylor
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 17:07:00 John Hawkes
                     Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 17:10:00 Adam Gray
                        Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 17:25:00 Suzanne Taylor
                           Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 18:03:00 Adam Gray
                              Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 18:24:00 Suzanne Taylor
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 19:50:00 Adam Gray
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 20:55:00 Suzanne Taylor
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme22/07/10 18:51:00 Jane Eades
                           Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 18:24:00 John Hawkes
                              Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme20/07/10 22:20:00 Alan Thomson
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme22/07/10 13:12:00 Adam Gray
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cuts to Schools Building Programme25/07/10 20:47:00 Martine Guy

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