The May edition of the SEA Journal is available at https://socialisteducationalassociation.org/publications/. This issue of Education Politics leads on issues around academies. It includes a summary of SEA’s new policy statement on how to bring schools back into public, democratic control. It looks too at some detailed issues around resistance to academisation and around the unsavoury links between ministers and some favoured chains. There are articles too on the privatisation of higher education and on the state of pupil referral units.