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16 Mar 2016

By Alasdair Smith
The Conservative government’s announcement that every school will be an academy by 2020 heralds the final episode in the destruction of democratically accountable state education.

15 Mar 2016

Finally the Government has come clean on its education priorities and admitted that its real agenda all along has been that every school must become an academy. The fig leaf of ‘parental choice’, ‘school autonomy’ and ‘raising standards’ has finally been dropped

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15 Mar 2016

 
Veteran anti academies campaigner and Islington NUT joint Secretary Ken Muller had an unexpected opportunity today.
He and some colleagues ran into Michael Wilshaw the …

7 Mar 2016

Open academies and academy projects in development. Feb 2016

7 Mar 2016

Jess Edwards, Joint Secretary Lambeth NUT
Last month saw the passing of the Education and Adoption Bill and as some commentators have said this is a dark day for education.
The Bill will force more schools to become academies but is based on scant evidence. In fact even the Education Committee of parliament finds little to recommend about academies saying that
There is at present no convincing evidence of the impact of academy status on attainment in primary schools.

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