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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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Academy boss quits over probe into school finances

Sir Bruce Liddington – one of the best-paid figures in education – will announce his formal resignation on Friday after four years in charge of E-ACT.
It is believed Sir Bruce, who earned around £300,000 in 2010-11, including pension and expenses, agreed to quit after pressure was put on him by the organisation’s board.

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Are dark arts spinning out of control in Michael Gove’s department?

From The Observer
When the Observer’s political editor, Toby Helm, wrote a story last week about school sports he was attacked by a Twitter account linked to the Conservative party. The account has raised concerns within the party – yet the vicious attacks go on.

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Michael Gove advisers face claims of smear tactics against foes

Education secretary Michael Gove has been plunged into a potentially toxic row over allegations that members of his department have used the social networking site Twitter to launch highly personal attacks on journalists and political opponents and to conduct a Tory propaganda campaign paid for by the taxpayer.
The allegations raise questions about senior members of Gove’s team and have prompted concerns in the Tory party about the role of ministerial special advisers

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