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    http://www.theguardian.com/education...finance-report

    So one of the top academy chains, lauded by the PM and Morgan is to be stripped of its schools for financial breaches,channeling money away from the school budget towards salaries of chief executive's of the private firm.

    This comes a month after Ofsted reported another academy chain E-Act trust was stripped of its schools for not being good enough.

    And THIS is the system Morgan wants for every school. Morgan is a privately educated solicitor who has never worked in education yet she's telling state schools how they must be run. Bear in mind there is next to no evidence that academies improve performance on a wide scale, in fact Ofsted show many make schools worse.

    Forcing good and well run schools to be snatched from the hands of local authorities, communities and parents, which are overseen by the democratically elected councils, into the hands of private chains in a money making exercise is disgusting.


    The likes of Morgan really do make me sick, even Tory councils are firmly opposing these plans.
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    Free market will fix it .





    Apparently.
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    Free market will fix it .





    Apparently.
    Indeed. The most annoying thing is people coming out with baseless soundbites like 'it gives teachers more control'. If by 'more' you mean 'significantly less', then yeah sure.

    Look at the facts on the ground. Academies are run by private academy chains, who get given 150 year contracts on the land. They also get full access to the school's budget and can spend it in anyway which they like.

    But they wouldn't spend this money badly would they? Numerous academy chains like the one in the link have been found to be reallocating money towards huge salaries for chief executives and board members, while selling off publically owned school assets.

    It's disgusting. They don't improve performance. All it is is a short term money making scheme for the govt which will have devastating long term effects on education.

    But of course they don't listen to all the thousands of teachers, head teachers, parents and councillors who don't want their perfectly good local schools being given away. Let's instead listen to an Eton boy and a privately educated solicitor, neither of whom have ever worked in education.
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    Let's hope something forces the Department of Education to scrap this insane plan to privatise education in the UK before it's too late. I'd criticise their sheer arrogance of assuming they know better than the nation's teachers but I don't even think it's arrogance, I don't think they could care less about whether it's a good idea or not. Their own Councillors oppose the plan. All the Tory elite cares about is money and destroying the public sector.

    Absolutely disgusting.
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    Indeed. The most annoying thing is people coming out with baseless soundbites like 'it gives teachers more control'. If by 'more' you mean 'significantly less', then yeah sure.

    Look at the facts on the ground. Academies are run by private academy chains, who get given 150 year contracts on the land. They also get full access to the school's budget and can spend it in anyway which they like.

    But they wouldn't spend this money badly would they? Numerous academy chains like the one in the link have been found to be reallocating money towards huge salaries for chief executives and board members, while selling off publically owned school assets.

    It's disgusting. They don't improve performance. All it is is a short term money making scheme for the govt which will have devastating long term effects on education.

    But of course they don't listen to all the thousands of teachers, head teachers, parents and councillors who don't want their perfectly good local schools being given away. Let's instead listen to an Eton boy and a privately educated solicitor, neither of whom have ever worked in education.
    Sir Michael Wilshaw, whilst a fan of academies generally is somebody who talks a lot of sense and has consistently criticized this governments education policy particularly its religous belief that academisation automatically improves schools.

    This is again the government putting ideology before fact.
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    (Original post by Davij038)
    Sir Michael Wilshaw, whilst a fan of academies generally is somebody who talks a lot of sense and has consistently criticized this governments education policy particularly its religous belief that academisation automatically improves schools.

    This is again the government putting ideology before fact.
    It's just a money making scheme. That's all.
    It fits in with the government's short term approach. Similar to flood defence systems. They cut spending, yet for every one pound you spend on flood defences, you save £7 in repairs.

    The irony is astonishing. Never mind 'a long term economic plan', they are the most short-termist government in living memory.
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    Some of these academies are run by organisations that current conservative party politicians and donors have financial links to. That kind of cronyism is what annoys me more than anything, and even those who support in principle the academies policy should have problems with this. That's leaving aside the fact that public sector property and services are basically given to the private sector for free.
 
 
 
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