8 thoughts on “Why not Tesco schools, Sir Terry?”

  1. Posted 09/11/2009 at 15:44 | Permalink

    Well because government supply of “free” education tends in fact costs taxpayers a great deal of money reducing the resources that those taxpayers have. So they, the taxpayers a less able to buy other, preferred, goods and services. Such as a better education for their kids than the rubbish provided (at great cost) by the state.

    Consequently it’s a much tougher market than it would otherwise be.

  2. Posted 09/11/2009 at 15:44 | Permalink

    Well because government supply of “free” education tends in fact costs taxpayers a great deal of money reducing the resources that those taxpayers have. So they, the taxpayers a less able to buy other, preferred, goods and services. Such as a better education for their kids than the rubbish provided (at great cost) by the state.

    Consequently it’s a much tougher market than it would otherwise be.

  3. Posted 10/11/2009 at 17:17 | Permalink

    I’d rather see Aldi and Lidl schools spring up. No gimmicks, no trinkets, high quality where it matters, cheap prices.

  4. Posted 10/11/2009 at 17:17 | Permalink

    I’d rather see Aldi and Lidl schools spring up. No gimmicks, no trinkets, high quality where it matters, cheap prices.

  5. Posted 11/11/2009 at 17:45 | Permalink

    I’d rather see both. It’s called competition! Not just competition between schools that are the same doing things at different prices but schools that provide intrinsically different types of service.

  6. Posted 11/11/2009 at 17:45 | Permalink

    I’d rather see both. It’s called competition! Not just competition between schools that are the same doing things at different prices but schools that provide intrinsically different types of service.

  7. Posted 16/11/2009 at 14:21 | Permalink

    OTOH, who would want to go into the school business? If there was a significant shift to private education, government would regulate it to death. I don’t think Tesco would enjoy education as much as they’ve enjoyed groceries.

    I suspect that a comparison between the different Virgin industries would be instructive, here.

  8. Posted 16/11/2009 at 14:21 | Permalink

    OTOH, who would want to go into the school business? If there was a significant shift to private education, government would regulate it to death. I don’t think Tesco would enjoy education as much as they’ve enjoyed groceries.

    I suspect that a comparison between the different Virgin industries would be instructive, here.

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