Sunday, February 20, 2005

Replacing 'failing' schools with private ones threatens to create a two-tiered system

Here's a case that falls in the category of "when you don't like the results, you hide the research".
The government's controversial initiative to replace failing inner city schools with privately run academies threatens to create a two-tier education system based on social class, according to a confidential, government-commissioned report.

Ministers had refused to release the study by consultants PriceWaterhouseCoopers but a copy obtained by the Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act casts doubt on the programme's ability to improve standards and encourage innovative teaching and learning.
Thank the Guardian for filing a FOIA and for supporting journalists who do real journalism.

Tim at Assorted Stuff makes this great catch.