They may not have much experience of the arguments around education however. The first step is to understand where we are and the progressive arguments against the break up of our education system that the academies programme represents. Try as they might the government with all the resources at its disposal have not been able to show that the academy programme has improved education. We have compiled some essential reading. All of it is very accessible even the reports! Some of them have excellent graphs and tables that make the reasoning clear. Some of the documents below have further reading lists at the end and links to primary sources.
Essential background reading.
Reports, including facts and figures with conclusions drawn. These documents are all very well written with good readable graphics.
Slightly more Academically written Reports
Government report that fails to find evidence for efficacy of academies