Global governments critized for thinking corporate world ideas will advance school systems

by April 19th, 2017

General Secretary of Education International, Fred Van Leeuwen has criticized global governments for thinking that simply transferring ideas from the corporate world will advance the quality of school systems.

Addressing teachers at the opening session of the Education Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Montego Bay St James, Mr. Van Leeuwen stated that this strategy will not work.


He has warned that continuing to do this will only generate angry teachers, frustrated principals, and lots of paper work.

Meanwhile, Mr. Van Leeuwen said Education International is in the process of mobilizing education unions and professional associations around the world to stop governments from allowing market forces from seizing control of the education sector.

He urged teacher organizations, particularly in the Caribbean, to work to prevent their respective governments from opening their national school systems to the market.