Privatizing Education in the UK?

This is pretty amazing. In Britain, these companies don't just have the power to award some credits towards a degree, they have the "power" to award the degree:

McDonald's employees trained in skills needed to run outlets for the fast-food chain can get credit toward high school diplomas, the British government announced Monday.

Along with two other large companies, McDonald's Corp. was given the power to award the equivalent of advanced high-school qualifications as part of a plan to improve young people's skills, said the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, a government education regulator. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, a McQualification.

Any brighter ideas on how to devalue education standards?

1/28/2008 12:54 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Could you please post the link to this story?

1/28/2008 1:23 PM  

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