Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), has described the move to turn 400 primary schools into academies as ‘irresponsible’.
There is no evidence to show that academy status in primary schools will bring any educational benefits.
Despite this the coalition government is pressing ahead regardless, removing schools from their local authority and handing them over to unelected sponsors.
It is quite extraordinary that at a time of such huge spending cuts the Prime Minister is announcing that he is happy to spend £10 million to find sponsors for this project.
This is such irresponsible and rash behaviour from a coalition whose motivation appears ever clearer to be the privatisation of our education system.
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