Deptford says no to Tidemill becoming an academy
The NUT and other public sector unions held a strike this week, thousands of teachers marched own Regents Street.
Parents of pupils attending a chain of three academies championed by education secretary Michael Gove and founded by his former schools commissioner have been told not to talk to the media about a £2m fraud to which it has allegedly fallen victim.
– from The Guardian
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In this revealing investigation, a reporter enters a private college that receives funding from student loans even if students do not attend. A large number of enrollees appear to be missing from classrooms. Have government policies on tuition fees resulted in a huge waste of public funds? Students who enroll and receive government grants but then do not attend are effectively stealing the free education promised to by the Lib Dems.
An academy chain in charge of running six state schools became the first in the country to fold today – forcing a sudden hunt for new sponsors to take them over.
The Prospects Academies Trust, which runs six schools in Paignton, Bexhill and Gloucestershire, was one of 14 chains told by the Government it could not take on any new schools because of concerns over standards.
It’s official. Academies increase the gap between rich and poor. You got to wonder what they are thinking.