There's an interesting piece by Andrew Gilligan in the Telegraph here
, which points out that Tory-led councils have not been too keen on Academies either. He mentions my support for my local school to become an Academy (much discussed in previous blogs) as an indication that the Academies programme is unstoppable. I'm not sure about that, but I certainly think there's no political will on left or right to bring every school back under local authority control.
The big question amongst all of this confusion is this: can local authorities work with Academies to deliver a fair education for all? I hope so, but there are many people who have their doubts.