Parents to be stripped of power to challenge academies |

These Tories love selling things that don’t belong to them.

At the moment, they’re keen to sell schools. Our schools – yours and mine. No, not the schools we attended; the schools we own.

We bought them. We equipped them. And a majority of us don’t want them to be sold (remember, less than a quarter of the electorate voted Conservative last year).

But don’t worry. This Writer has a plan to hammer home the point that Tories shouldn’t sell what isn’t theirs.

As soon as I’ve found out the address of Thicky Nicky’s home, I’m going to put it on the market.

The Tories enjoy talking about how much power they hand to the public. David Cameron seems very pleased with himself for pledging an EU referendum and regularly attacks Labour for failing to replicate the offer. George Osborne made urban devolution his first announcement after the election, but while broad policy areas are mentioned, the concrete powers cities would recieve are still not clear.This morning, education secretary Nicky Morgan had an altogether different message. She plans to stop parents using the law to prevent the government converting their local schools into academies. The attack on judicial review – started by Chris Grayling in the last parliament – continues. Any school considered to be failing will be turned into an academy, with parents stripped of their right to challenge it in the courts

She told the Today programme:

“Parents of course have every right and should be interested in their child’s education, but there comes a point where the child’s education is being held back by legal processes and judicial reviews and appeals and what most parents want is their child to make progress.”

Notice the change from vague language to precision. When Morgan talks about parents being part of conversation, she is very abstract and imprecise. But when she talks of stripping them of legal powers to challenge government, she is quite specific. The direction of travel is clear.

Source: Parents to be stripped of power to challenge academies

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5 thoughts on “Parents to be stripped of power to challenge academies |

  1. Terry Davies

    thicky nicky seems to be abusing parliamentary power. hope her stupid supporters and voters see this.

  2. johnpocock1j

    I have been totally against academies from day one and as far as i can see my stance has almost been proven beyond doubt.
    We,council tax payers,have paid £billions into building,rebuilding and extending schools only to have them stolen from beneath us by fly by night speculators and greedy venture companies in the belief that they will improve OUR CHILDRENS QUALITY OF EDUCATION..WRONG. If anything it has been proven that these institutions are nothing more than cash cows for those than can afford to “invest”and put back standards by decades..Not only that but land has been stolen from these institutions for extra profit and gain in detrIment to our kids sporting activities..

  3. William Rollinson

    People are missing the main point here, IT’S NOT JUST SCHOOLS, the NHS and ALL Public Services will go Private under TTIP. This ‘Treaty’ which will be IRREVERSIBLE, [no future Government can change] is their next move towards NWO, One World Government.
    The Labour party first Privatised Hospitals with Hinchingbrook, they built the first Academies in 2007/08, so yes THEY ARE ALL IN IT TOGETHER! The TTIP purposely excludes BRICS nations, it’s being set up as a Trade Bloc West [TTIP] versus East [BRICS] and these will be forced in by war, Financial or Military, they don’t care!
    Our only escape is the Referendum, where a vote to ‘Remain’ is a vote for TTIP and enslavement.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      You won’t get out of this kind of deal by voting to leave.
      Why would you think that?
      Cameron is absolutely determined to tie us into a trade deal that benefits corporations and the very rich.
      He and/or the Tories will sign a deal of their own if the EU referendum results in a ‘Leave’ vote.

      Spread the word, because people need to understand this.

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