Janet Downs: No LA used “Tammany Hall” tricks to prevent any of the first free schools from opening. And DfE contradicts Gove – no free school opened in second- or third-rate buildings.
The first 24 free schools, wrote Education Secretary, Michael Gove, faced formidable barriers before they were established. He laid the blame at the feet of Labour politicians whom he accused of corruption in their zeal to stop the establishment of free schools: “Labour politicians tried to strangle them at birth, seeking to deny them planning permission and using every Tammany Hall ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by agov: "Quite so, Janet. Mr Gove again upsetting the electorate - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/the-buckinghamshire-village-that-could-scupper-michael-goves-free-school-revolution-8664099.html..."Comment + Debate