Today’s poll: Should local authorities be able to build new schools in the absence of high quality free school sponsors?

The chair of the LGA is arguing that powers to create new schools should be returned to local authorities if they are unable to secure high-quality free school sponsors in their communities – do you agree?

 

Should local authorities be able to build new schools in the absence of high quality free school sponsors?

 

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Comments

  1. 3Diassociates

    .SchoolsImprove It’s ludicrous that *local* government can’t take decisions on school places. Democracy? What’s a ‘high quality’ “sponsor”?

  2. wasateacher

    Except, of course, it shouldn’t just be ” in the absence of high quality free school sponsors”.  It should be without strings.  If places are needed the local authority should be able to open a new school.  The current situation of ‘free’ schools closing because there is not demand (after being given large amounts of money to open) and in other areas having overcrowded schools because there is no ability for local authorities to plan for places.

    The current situation is privatisation gone stark, staring bonkers and is a huge waste of money which should be being spent on the classroom.

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