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Anti Academies Alliance organising/campaign meeting 16th June, Wesley Hotel, NW1 2EZ 1-5pm To help build support across London and the rest of the country in the fight against academisation. All welcome! Speakers/workshops/plenary. More details to follow! Keep the date free!
It is important that anti academy campaigners step up the fight, Nicky Morgans attempted to impose forced academies on all schools has exposed the governments plans to millions of people. A large number of parents have become active in opposing these plans. Morgan was forced to swerve as she recognised the huge opposition that stood in her way. The new proposals are intended to accomplish the same but in a more piecemeal way. We have forced them to change plans once we can force them to drop these proposals. Academies are no solution to school improvement. The NUT ballot on the effects of academisation on teachers and schools is to be welcomed. Parents can support by by organising protests and meetings. Say no to forced academies!
Nicky Morgan’s retreat on total academisation by 2022 is a humiliation. Like Gove before her, she now has to face reality: right wing ideology does not make good education policy. All the rhetoric about choice, markets and autonomy are really just hot air. The market cannot be trusted to deliver high quality education for all.
Following the brilliant meeting of 200 parents at the Parents Defending Education event a number of other rallies have been organised. There will be PaDE meeting in Liverpool on Monday 9th May. This is followed by a meeting in Manchester on 14 May. There are also a number of local meetings being called such as the Stoke Newington event on Wednesday 27 April.
The Conservatives are trying to force the academisation of all our schools. This is a top down re-organisation, costing over £1 billion – without a shred of evidence that academies improve standards – that teachers, governors and parents do not want.