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Friday, 14 June 2013

Mass Academies programme a waste of public money

Ahead of the Spending Review planned for 26 June, former Labour Minister John Healey highlights the trail of destruction waged on the state education system by the ConDems and questions the waste of £100's of millions of public money. ‘After three years, the evidence on cost simply doesn’t support the government’s flagship policy of mass academies. The independent Academies Commission, in the most in-depth study of the academies and free schools programme so far, found substantial progress among many Labour-era 'sponsor academies', but no marked evidence of improvement in more recent waves’