The coalition government has focused its education policy on mass conversion of schools to academies. Over the last three weeks Local Schools Network has examined some of the claims made, and found them lacking any sound factual basis. This post brings together some of those investigations for easy reference:
Cameron misleads select committee on Academy funding
Fiona Millar investigates Cameron's claim
that anybody can see the funding each academy gets, and finds it simply untrue. details of funding levels for academies is not publicly available.
Gove gets his Facts Wrong
Janet Downs examines
some of the claims made by Education Secretary Michael Gove and finds a rather tenuous relationship to the facts.
DfE claims on Academy success do not stand up
My analysis on the DfE 2011 data shows that the claims for academies fall apart
when they are compared to similar schools. Also here
and full set of posts here