A new poll shows that just 27% of the public support the schools, down from 36% in mid-September.
Even if 90 per cent of Free Schools are brilliant, it is not okay to sacrifice 400 children in a process that was obviously foolish from the outset.
Almost half of English schools districts will soon have too few places for pupils. But free schools continue to open in areas with a surplus.
The education department cannot be expected to oversee more than 3,000 schools. We need local commissioners to act as champions for standards.
Stephen Twigg's speech was neither a capitulation to Gove’s agenda nor a ferocious reaction against it.
The mass expansion of academies and free schools, regardless of need, shows the incompetence and extravagance of the Education Secretary.
Kenneth Baker launches damning attack on the Education Secretary in an interview with the New Statesman.
There is no evidence that commercial companies would improve results.
There is no significant evidence for the benefits of competition in education.