Thursday, 14 February 2008

Interview: Ernest Maragall, Minister of Education: ‘Talk of privatisation is nonsense’

- One of the fears behind the teachers' strike is that your department wants to privatise education. Is this true?
- It's strange because the draft proposals include neither this concept nor its intention and nor is this given as a formal reason in calling the strike. We have to be very clear about this. I call for the possibility of a composed debate to show that there is no intention to privatise anything. The suggestion that we might privatise some schools is complete nonsense. (Full story in printed edition).