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The latest wonderscheme from the government reminds me of the Manic Street Preachers song;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX8szNPgrEs

They want to make every school in England an academy. I have no knowledge of the quality or otherwise of academies, but someone's going to make a very pretty penny out of it:

http://www.thecanary.co/2016/03/16/government-announces-decision-privatise-state-schools-england/

Pupils may or may not benefit. Tory party donors definitely benefit, the private sector definitely benefits.Having seen the overhaul to the benefits system and the changes planned for the NHS, I am surprised at anyone who thought schooling would be exempt.
Down to parents now... a very powerful demographic, if they choose to do something, if indeed, they consider it a battle at all. It might be that they consider this step an improvement. But I suspect not.

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nyarbaggytep
Mar. 18th, 2016 10:41 pm (UTC)
To read it is to weep
smokingboot
Mar. 19th, 2016 11:22 am (UTC)
I honestly don't know enough about what this means to parents and children,though Rebby in particular put up a very good summary of reasons why even great academies could be bad for the school system overall.

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