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Clegg pledges qualified teachers in move away from free schools

The Liberal Democrats want more qualified teachers following a core curriculum if they retain power after 2015, Nick Clegg announced. Trying to separate his party from the Conservatives, Clegg said pupils and parents deserved "basic safeguards".

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Core curriculum 'more resonant after Birmingham'

The need for a core curriculum and qualified teachers is "much more resonant" after the "Trojan Horse" scandal in Birmingham, a leading member of the Liberal Democrats said.

David Laws told Good Morning Britain the Lib Dems had always wanted to see more effort from the Government to make sure qualified teachers were in charge, in a deliberate move away from the Coalition's Free Schools policy.

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