We can’t let Labour wreck my years of work on school, says Conservative Party donor Lord Harris

Philip Harris was never likely to be a fan of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour manifesto. The pledge that has hit a nerve was buried in the Labour manifesto: if elected, Labour would take academy schools ‘back under control of the people who know them best – parents, teachers and local communities’. This is Money reports.

In the stroke of a pen, Labour threatened to wreck more than two decades of work Lord Harris had put in to building up a fleet of Harris Academy schools in some of London’s poorest boroughs.

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  1. Anonymous

    Lord Harris, perhaps you would like to come and talk to the young men who live at the end of my road and who were unceremoniously kicked out of Harris Battersea when you took it over – not because they were particularly troublesome but because they would not have looked good in your claim to have improved exam results (by getting rid of pupils). Perhaps you would also like to explain why you claimed credit for the improved exam results of the school for the year BEFORE you took over. Smoke and mirrors. You have done nothing to improve education but have taken huge amounts of money out of the classroom.

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