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Academies have ‘zero evidence’ of raising achievement

News, UK
‘Academies are a waste of public money’ – says leading UK Head Teacher, raising questions over their existence in the first place Reporter - Chrys Salter We all know of that one school in the wrong side of town, the one with the lowest GCSE results in the area year upon year and their student’s main objective is to stay out of prison, let alone make it to college or university. The conservative government have taken the ‘academy model’ introduced by the previous labour government in the early millennium, and have morphed it into something completely different, and let’s be honest, something utterly beyond recognition and salvation.   Let’s begin by looking closely at what it means to be an academy in December 2016… Academies are independent, state-funded schools, which receive thei