So, some private schools are going bust and thus thinking of applying to become academies. That is, become state schools.
Opponents of the academy scheme said it was a major shift. Academies were devised to target children in the poorest areas. John Bangs, of the National Union of Teachers, said: "It’s bail-out for those schools. It’s the antithesis of the original expectation of the programme to meet the needs of disadvantaged pupils."
I’m sorry? The main teachers union is complaining about this? The state gets free buildings, a team of trained teachers, a whole institution to incoporate into its propaganda machine, all for free, and these people are complaining?
They think it would be better to have to build new schools to house these pupils or something?