The Curmudgeon


Sunday, June 07, 2009

Educational Assets

A deputy head-teacher and education policy adviser to Daveybloke the Cuddly Children's Friend has been accused of selling off valuable paintings which were donated to his school on condition that they should be available for the pupils to see. Dr Richard Evans, along with the school's head-teacher and the bursar, has already been suspended from his post pending an investigation into "financial irregularities", or incentives to public service as they are known in political circles. The website Conservative Home has touted Evans for a seat in the House of Donors, on the grounds that he would be a "huge asset" in implementing Daveybloke's non-policy on education. Evans is a member of Rotary International, whose mottoes are "Self above service" and "They serve best who profit most", or something of that kind. He is also "a major player in north London Conservative circles" with a long-standing interest in art. Like schools when they are set up in the right way, art can serve well in profiting some, but not if the artist chooses to waste it on mere education industry consumers. The way Evans' school is set up is self-evidently beyond reproach; it has been visited by the Vicar of Downing Street, by his Glorious Successor and by Daveybloke the People's Bloke himself. No wonder its incentives are so transparent.


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