Thursday, August 09, 2018

It's all academic

The stealthy privatisation of the NHS under the present Tory government is little secret, but what's less widely reported is that a similar process is taking place within education. Here's the Guardian's Aditya Chakrabortty on the way some schools rightly or wrongly identified as "failing" are being removed from local authority control and forcibly converted to academies, at the expense of democracy and transparency and in flagrant disregard of the opinions and wishes of staff, governors and parents.

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