Posted by: Flying Pig on 11, Jan, 2010
I have a powerful feeling of deja vu right now. Has anyone else noticed the Request for Proposals published by the Ministry of Education in late December? Sneaky time to do things like that, eh? It called for a contractor to “support the development of a range of senior secondary curriculum and assessment resource production projects". In other words, work which in the past would have been done by Ministry staff is now being contracted out to someone who be 'overseen' by a project manager in the MOE. It's the usual right-wing approach - slash the numbers of public servants, then contract work out, often at a higher cost than employing a staff member. What will be contracted out next? Negotiating the STCA? Who will be left in the Ministry of Education by the time a left-wing government takes the reins again? A CEO and a few 'project managers'? Watch this space!