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.
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