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Opinion: Champions for London’s Children

The Liberal Democrat education policy, written before the General Election, detailed a strong strategic role for councils, including commissioning new schools and holding all schools to account whatever their status.

The question now is whether this is more than just a change in the mood music, and whether the Coalition is genuinely up for endorsing local authorities who seek to hold academies to account as part of a strong ‘champion for children’ role.  And moreover, whether they will give councils the teeth they need to do it properly.

Who better to rise to this challenge and make the case persuasively to government …

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  • User AvatarStuart 31st Mar - 6:55pm
    @Tabman I can appreciate why you might want to see it that way. All I can say is that it's of no importance to me...
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    I would prefer to support my MP, and have, than support the central party. At least he has shown a degree of independence.
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    @Alex Sabine Sorry to others for responding to such an off-topic post... but whenever I read some wise-after-the-event analysis of Gordon Brown's "imprudence", I feel...
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    Stuart. You have self-identified as a Labour voter. I think the "problem" with the rose garden is that it showed that some conservatives could be...
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    @ Philip Thomas I think the problem is that tactical voting for Lib Dems may well have max'd out at the last election. This time...
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    I've never heard of Joey Essex. Please don't enlighten me.
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