Allowing the Durand Academy in Brixton to open a branch in West Sussex will lead to a "sexual volcano" with too many pupils from "nationalities where they are uncertain what hard work is about", says councillor.
In addition to "administration and staff costs", the Department for Education spent thousands of pounds on developing the GCSE replacement.
The Education Secretary's decision to bow to his critics and retain GCSEs is, in a competitive field, the most humiliating retreat yet from a coalition minister.
Tory MPs see the Education Secretary's politicisation of his department as a case study in how to beat the Whitehall system.
It’s easy to claim richer students are more confident because of their superior education, but it may be more accurate to say they’re more confident because they’re rich.
By obsessing over structures, the Education Secretary has lost the drive for school improvement that existed under Labour’s academies programme.
The Academies Commission warns that the schools are gaming the system by holding "social" events with prospective parents and pre-admission meetings.
False claims for the success of academies have been swallowed whole by an uncritical media.
The three parties are united behind a failed education consensus. We need a new system that promotes cooperation, not competition.