The NUT, alongside teacher unions and NGO’s from across the globe, have huge concerns about the role played by ‘edu-business’ in shaping an education policy increasingly based upon high-stakes testing, an increasing ‘exam factory’ culture in schools, and the spread of for-profit education. Pearson invest heavily in lobbying various governmental and inter-governmental organisations to forward their business aims at the expense of promoting free public quality education.
On 5 May, trade unionists gathered at the AGM of education privatiser, Pearson, to contest its investment policy. Representatives of unions from Britain, Japan, USA, Australia, Sweden and Germany, joined with teacher organisations in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa, facing the brunt of company practices.
Click here to read the TUC description of what TTIP and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) are and what activities the TUC and unions have been engaged in dealing with the issue to date.
Click here to read about threats to education.