Academies are not a magic bullet after all

28 Jan

Socialist Educational Association

Graham Stuart MP is the chair of the Education Committee Graham Stuart MP is the chair of the Education Committee

The Education Select Committee has just published a report in which claims that academies will naturally improve educational outcomes are demonstrably unproven. In the words of the Conservative MP, Graham Stuart, who chairs the committee, ‘Current evidence does not prove that academies raise standards overall or for disadvantaged children.’ He added, ‘While some chains have clearly raised attainment, others achieve worse outcomes creating huge disparities within the academy sector and compared to other mainstream schools’

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