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Academy schools under Labour combated disadvantage and increased pupil achievement: the coalitionís new policy may exacerbate existing inequalities
November 2010
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Tags: james vernoit; public services and the welfare state; stephen machin; academy schools; cep; education policy; gcse; government; politics; uk; uk government; uk politics

With the recent accusation that Michael Gove has been sending ‘mixed messages’ over academy schools, it is clear that the policy is still very controversial. Stephen Machin and James Vernoit take a step back and compare the academy schools created by Labour with the new ‘coalition academies’ that have either opened this autumn or applied for academy status since May, […]