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PRIVATE SECTOR SLOW TO HELP SCHOOLS

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Private companies are showing a marked reluctance to get involved in education action zones, according to the Natio...
Private companies are showing a marked reluctance to get involved in education action zones, according to the National Union of Teachers.

NUT research found that just two of the first 25 EAZs have any significant private sector financial involvement. Partners in EAZ bids were drawn mainly from the public sector. The most active commercial companies were Tate & Lyle in Newham and Shell in Lambeth.

NUT general secretary Doug McAvoy said: 'Private sector involvement is failing because profits and public provision do not mix.'
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