Free Schools, Academies take away our democratic rights. My grandparents and my father fought to protect these rights. The schools who are thinking to become an Academy do not have to consult parents, teachers, the local community and the children in their school. Only a few have to decide. It contravenes Human Rights and democratic processes.
The Coalition's proposals are totally flawed as there is no evidence that structural change raises standards. State education has been just and fair for the majority.
Education is about learning and not earning.
We need to protect state education and democracy