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Well done those parents!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by harsh-but-fair, May 23, 2019.

  1. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Parents and teachers who campaigned against plans to turn two popular primary schools in East Sussex into academies are celebrating after governors decided they should remain under the control of their local authority.

    Families and staff from Telscombe Cliffs and Peacehaven Heights primary schools in Peacehaven staged a day of action this month in protest at proposals to hand over the two schools to the Kent-based Swale Academies Trust.

  2. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    It takes a lot of sifting through the popularist journalism here to find an actual reason for protesting, but eventually you can find it-accountability. The parent view is that in academies it is not possible to make anybody accountable.

    I kind of wish more had been written there about how they arrive at that view, because that's important if this protest is to add to similar recent precedents-public opinion against academies could be quickly grown this way, if that is desirable.

    But (from that first link) the local press will only ever depict a non-analytical Royal Street Party flavour to this sort of thing-
    "An estimated 250 protesters, made up of parents, children, pet dogs, teachers and school support staff, brought the normally untroubled centre of the fittingly named Peacehaven to a standstill"

    Just when you thought stepping in their doo doo in the park was bad enough, It seems that democracy is now shored up by the voice of dogs too. Aaaaaaw.
    needabreak, lanokia and nomad like this.
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I think it is possible to hold people accountable in the Academy system...

    Just it won't be the right person, at the right level, for the right reason. It'll be that famed animal...


    [that's a scapegoat]
    primarycat and Dragonlady30 like this.

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