Friday 7 January 2011

Don't let unaccountable Academies dismantle Local Authority schooling

Most schools are rejecting the Government’s invitation to become an Academy – and rightly so.

Any financial advantage that they might make from the move would come at the expense of the central Local Authority budget, reducing their ability to support other schools and families.  Governors are being bribed by the Government to accelerate a divisive agenda to break-up comprehensive Local Authority schooling.

Simple ‘economies of scale’ says that an individual school will find it harder to purchase all the services currently provided by Local Authorities at a cheaper cost.  They will either end up paying more for services or join larger federations relying on privatised services. Chains of unaccountable education businesses will end up replacing elected Local Authorities– just as the Government intends.

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