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Michael Gove’s meetings with the Murdoch Empire

We first posted this article in July 2011. However since News International, Rebekah Brookes and Rupert Murdoch are back in the news, it is a timely reminder about the people who Michael Gove considers should be running our schools.

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The Tory Ideologues who are taking over our schools – infogram

As Michael Gove and the DfE continue to hand our schools over to private sponsors as academies, or allow ‘free’ schools to be opened by an assortment of individuals and organisations, it is worth taking a quick look at just how many of these people are closely associated with the Conservative Party or Gove.

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Voluntary academies, forced academies and free schools…Keep fighting

As you will see, the alarming failure rate in academies has left the credibility of the programme in tatters, yet it goes on like a zombie risen from the dead.

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Former Number 10 policy guru to open chain of free schools based on ‘knowledge and virtue’

A former adviser to David Cameron and one of the chief proponents behind the “character education” movement is opening a string of free schools in West London. James O’Shaughnessy (pictured), who acted as chief policy adviser to the prime minister … Continue reading

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Michael Gove’s bid to limit fallout from failing free schools – revealed

Gove’s flagship policy of allowing groups to set up schools outside the supervision of local education authorities has been the subject of a barrage of bad publicity in recent months. Four free schools have been declared inadequate by Sir Michael Wilshaw’s Ofsted, with one of those, the Discovery New School in Crawley, West Sussex, closing down last week.

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