According to an editorial in the Guardian
“Nicky Morgan is wrong to remove parents’ right to object to a school being forced to convert to an academy”
This is not only wrong – it’s an outrage. This is the antithesis of democracy – snatching schools from local control and accountability and allowing a politician, who has only a background and expertise in economics and finance, with NO career experience of education, to hand the governance of schools to chains of companies formed to run “academies”. This is what is being proposed in the latest education bill that’s making its way through Parliament. This is only possible as a result of the many extra powers that Michael Gove gave to himself in the 2010 education Bill – which opposition politicians allowed or enabled him to pass into law.
For this reason we went along to Committee Room 13 in the…
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