Sunday 20 March 2016

Petition reaches 100,000

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Anti-Academies Alliance Press Release
20 March 2016 2pm


The public have spoken – they want an inquiry into academies!
The Anti-Academies Alliance is delighted that our petition for a public inquiry and referendum into academies has raced to hit 100,000 signatures in under four days.

petition The speed with which the public have reacted shows that they understand just how damaging and dangerous the government’s latest education white paper is.
The ironically titled ‘Education Excellence Everywhere’ will force all schools to become academies, cut the need for consultation, get rid of parent governors on school governing bodies, and remove the need for qualified teachers in school. This is the complete dismantling of state education. It is a scorched earth proposal.
We fully expect the government to hold the inquiry that the public have demanded. If they do not we will work with parents, students, unions and academics to build our own. If academies are the educational panacea that the government claim they can have nothing to fear from a full and forensic examination of the evidence.


For further information please contact Alasdair Smith, National Secretary Anti-Academies Alliance on 07904 296 701
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6 comments

  1. S Kavanagh said:

    Excellent work. Well done Bridget and AAA.

    20 March 2016 at 3:26pm
  2. Richard Evans said:

    81% of Primary schools are rated as good or outstanding so why the need to convert these schools to academy status.

    21 March 2016 at 1:40pm
  3. jane said:

    Ofsted don’t seem to think too much of some of the existing academy trusts: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvl8upkzg8lp20y/Ofsted%20Inspections%20of%20Academy%20Trusts.docx?dl=0 The complete reports can be found here:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/outcome-letters-from-ofsted-inspections-of-multi-academy-trusts
    So the Government should sort out the failing academy trusts before they cause more schools to be run badly by forcing them into the hands of incompetents.

    21 March 2016 at 3:47pm
  4. Damian Hall said:

    This s a terrible idea.

    21 March 2016 at 7:36pm
  5. Ruth Matthews said:

    I am utterly appalled at what this Government is doing to our Education system. I fear for our children’s future.

    21 March 2016 at 8:41pm
  6. Alice Foster said:

    This is a great idea, why does gov’t know more about education than local authorities?

    21 March 2016 at 10:01pm