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Repeal the Academies Bill

Comment 6th July 2010

Repeal the Academies Bill.

It is divisive, regressive, unaccountable and expensive.

Save £50m instantly in legal costs alone (1000 schools x £50000 each)

We should have democratically accountable locally schools not schools belonging to a carpet empire, accountable to shareholders and where parents have no say at all in their childs education.

Why does this matter?

Do Governors really want to take on personal liablity for a school?

Do Parents really want schools competing with each other in the boom and bust of the market economy, with their children traded as a commodities?

Do Teachers really want pay cuts and longer working hours?

Do we really have to go back to the divisions, prejudice and bigotry of the eighties?

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