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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 June 2011

Spreading to primaries?

Education secretary Michael Gove's latest headline-grabbing wheeze is to convert 200 "failing" primary schools into academies. This is due to happen in September 2012, when in some cases, a new headteacher will be brought in.

But what Gove describes as "a helping hand upwards" for staff in the academies, in practice has meant bullying by headteachers, sacking of staff and chaos and confusion for staff and pupils. Spreading the pernicious policy of academies into primary schools means the destruction of the comprehensive school system.

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