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Press Release: Kate Osamor MP Criticises Government Academy Plans

 Kate Osamor, Labour and Co-op MP for Edmonton, has spoken out against the

Government’s education proposals in the House of Commons. She did this

during the Second Reading of the Education and Adoption Bill on Monday the

22nd of June. The Education and Adoption Bill will make it easier for the

Government to turn local government schools deemed as “coasting” into

academies. A high profile committee of MPs recently carried out a study which

did not find evidence that turning schools into academies improved performance.


During her speech Ms. Osamor highlighted that the Government had failed to

define the term “coasting schools” and that the Bill would reduce the ability of

parents and the public to have a say in who runs their schools.


Speaking on the subject Kate Osamor MP said:


"I am very concerned by Tory education plans. There is a total lack of

evidence that acadamisation will deliver the improvements in schools

which we all want to see. At the same time, this Bill would reduce the

voice of communities and parents in the education system. Instead of

pressing ahead with these expensive and unproven proposals, the

Government should be dealing with the real issues in education such

as the shortage of teachers in England.”




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