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    Found this interesting:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35814215

    Views on all schools becoming academies???
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    If Hogwarts had academy status, then Voldemort would have found it harder to penetrate. It was local government infiltration which helped Voldemort gain influence over the school (Quirrell, Umbridge, etc) and tied down its defensive measures due to excessive red-tape and regulation.
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    (Original post by Melancholy)
    If Hogwarts had academy status, then Voldemort would have found it harder to penetrate. It was local government infiltration which helped Voldemort gain influence over the school (Quirrell, Umbridge, etc) and tied down its defensive measures due to excessive red-tape and regulation.
    Wow! Sorry, I just got here to read this about Hogwarts well said!:yep:

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    (Original post by TerrificTeacher)
    Found this interesting:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35814215

    Views on all schools becoming academies???
    I think it shows just how incredibly inefficient local government is.

    No-one would suggest breaking up Sainsburys into a collecting of independent shops; each doing their own buying, building repairs, payroll, HR. Prices would shoot through the roof and it is likely quality would fall overall even if one or two store managers brought about improvements.

    Yet there is every sign that where Academies have been introduced educational performance has increased, Moreover, there is no sign that academies cost more than local authority run schools.

    The only real problem with academisation is the Birmingham Trojan Horse problem. Without a local authority providing oversight, academies are vulnerable to infiltration by those peddling an extremist agenda. In that case it was radical Islam but it come be some other agenda elsewhere.
 
 
 
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