Free Schools: For or against?


The issue of Free Schools is one that continues to cause controversy. In many ways the debate itself shows how in the mire we are when it comes to education policy in our party. The truth is we have been tied down with old dogma, crusty old educationalists and a fear of the middle classes.

On top of all this is the battle between national and local government and the desperate fight to wrest control of schools from big bad Local Authorities. Now we have a middle class commentator as the shadow spokesperson for Labour whose first day in the job was to row back on comments made about ‘yummy mummy’s’ and pledge his undying love for free schools! No wonder education is such a basket case!

Closer to home in Coventry secondary schools seem to be doing OK. Results continue to rise with some extraordinary performances at schools like…

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