National forget lesson of Serco circus in less than a week
The National Government's misguided ideological obsession with privatisation is continuing with the building of schools the latest target, despite the Serco circus this week, Grant Robertson Labour Duty Spokesperson says.
"In the wake of the failed Serco contract there might have been some hope that National would wind back their privatisation agenda, but today's announcement of the third round of private builders and managers of schools shows that they have learned nothing.
"Putting private operators in charge of managing schools undermines their wider value to the community. The experience overseas has been that private operators have charged for the use of facilities outside of school hours. Schools are often the hub of community activities and that should not be sacrificed for ideology and private profit.