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ERIC Number: EJ783783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Academies in Action: Case Studies from Camden and Pimlico, 2007
Benn, Melissa
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v50 n1 p33-40 2008
Both main UK political parties lend enthusiastic public support to academies, in the name of supporting the nation's poorest pupils. But Gordon Brown's Labour is, in reality, unsure about this undemocratic model while the Tories may well in the future exploit academy "independence" for retrograde ends. Two contemporary case studies from London, in Camden and Pimlico, show the inherent dangers of this controversial national programme; they represent a blow to a truly modernised comprehensive model and give too much power to private interests. The private sector is keen to get involved for its own, often defensive, reasons. Meanwhile, Brown's Government has little time left to make truly substantive changes to our education system that will really benefit those that need it most.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom