Children have "a basic right" to a qualified teacher and core curriculum, even if they are attending a free school or academy, according to the Deputy Prime Minister.
Nick Clegg said the Liberal Democrats wanted more qualified teachers in free schools and academies.
Liberal Democrats want more teachers and schools to enjoy freedom from Whitehall diktats.
But that does not mean parents and children should not have some basic safeguards.
There is no reason why a child attending an academy or free school should not enjoy the same basic right to be taught by a qualified teacher or to follow a core curriculum as any other child.
These changes will guarantee parents that, whichever school their child attends; they will enjoy a world-class education that will help them fulfil their potential.
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