AEU Federal President
"Reports today that
"At the same time that
"Allowing corporations to 'shape' the curriculum means that students will get a narrow education that is shaped towards the corporation's needs, not the students'.
"School curriculums should not be sold to the highest corporate bidder.
"All students deserve a high-quality education to equip them to participate in society and for a life in the workforce.
"Students leaving schools today can expect to have several different careers. They need a broad curriculum that prepares them for this, not one that is designed for the short-term staffing needs of one company.
"If not, he should tell us which multinational companies he wants running our schools. Our students are not for sale.
"International experience has shown us that this model gives corporations a foot in the door to start running parts of the school system, and using them to make a profit at the expense of students.
"Furthermore, allowing corporatised schools to select their students leads to greater segregation in schooling and diminishing educational outcomes.
"Allowing for-profit corporations to run schools goes against the proud history of education in
"The best way to prepare our children for the future is through well-resourced public schools in all communities providing all students with the education they need to reach their potential."
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