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How a parent’s bid to save their school exposes the rotten core of our democracy

The way in which our school system has been transformed this decade has been, in its ugliest political facets, a rehearsal for the way in which our democratic norms are now being trashed. With academy schools, as with suspension of … Continue reading

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Lilac Sky investigation report STILL not published

The Department for Education has failed to meet its own pledge to publish a long-awaited investigation report into a defunct academy trust. The nine-school Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust (LSSAT) shut in 2017 amid a government investigation into allegations of … Continue reading

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AAA National Steering Committee meeting

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Every Charter School Must Be Closed Down – Every. Single. One.

The problem with charter schools isn’t that they have been implemented badly. Nor is it that some are for-profit and others are not. The problem is the concept, itself. Put simply: charter schools are a bad idea. They always were … Continue reading

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First Harris academy rated below ‘good’ as Ofsted flags entry to ‘inappropriate’ qualifications

The Harris academy trust has received its first ever Ofsted rating below ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ – with inspectors flagging how pupils were entered into “inappropriate” qualifications and the number of students leaving its roll was “too high”. Harris Academy Orpington … Continue reading

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