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Archive for November 2008

Academy schools: privatisation and two-tierism

Thursday, J November 2008

Back in 2005, when it was announced that the ruling Lib Dem council announced it’s intentions to introduce City Academy schools in Islington, the IWCA sounded a note of caution for two reasons: firstly, as is well known, the track record of Academy schools is hit and miss (the private management of public services has never worked efficiently anywhere else, so why would education be any different?); and secondly, that if and when Academy schools do succeed, working class kids would struggle to get into them (link).