Cooperative Schools: A Way Ahead?

12 Dec

The Learning Renaissance

Haywood Academy in Burslem, Staffordshire, is one of 74 co-operative academies. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Haywood Academy in Burslem, Staffordshire, is one of 74 co-operative academies. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

In England, the Tory government has, for the last six years, been pursuing a policy of the privatisation of education through its Academies programme. This took a policy of the previous Labour administration designed to fast track resources into the most vulnerable schools, and repurposed it as the vehicle to transfer educational assets into the private sector. There was no evidence that this was a positive, evidence-based programme, it was determined by right-wing dogma, which always assumes that privatisation is good and public ownership is bad.

The evidence on the performance of Academies, and the Multi Academy Trusts which run them, suggests that they perform no better than state-controlled schools, and that there have been many examples of malfeasance and down right criminal behaviour in the financial affairs of significant numbers of trusts…

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