We are not alone.

We are not the only great nation doing truly absurd things to our education system to advance the interests of private enterprise, under the guise of “reform.”

Great Britain’s Minister of Education Michael Gove has invited Bain & Company of the U.S. to advise him on how to make cuts to the national education budget and encouraged them to apply for contracts in the newly reconstituted Department for Education.

Bain is the company created by our own Mitt Romney.

Now if Minister Gove brings in Boston Consulting (the company that birthed Bain & Company), Stand for Children, and Andy Smarick of Bellwether Partners, he can get a report recommending full privatization of the British education system and finish the job.