As reports begin to surface that Labour and the Lib Dems may work together to cause problems for the Education and Adoption Bill, a Conservative spokesperson said:
“After last week’s admission that they no longer trusts heads and teachers to run their own schools, Labour is now threatening to try and wreck a bill that would stop children from languishing in failing schools.”
Let’s just remember that schools in academy chains have much less freedom than local authority schools. They dance to the tune of Tory donors and hedge funds who control their budgets and their governing bodies.
Let’s remember too that sponsored academies are just as likely to be failing that other schools.
The evidence has been rehearsed so many times, it’s really tiresome to keep reading these DfE press comments. Let’s hope some sense prevails in the Lords and this ridiculous bill gets the shredding it deserves because it contributes exactly nothing to the cause of improving schools..