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CALLS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IN STATE SCHOOLS

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Former education minister Michael Fallon has called for the government to free up the education market and make it ...
Former education minister Michael Fallon has called for the government to free up the education market and make it easier for the private sector to invest in state schools, reports the Independent (p2).

Mr Fallon, who was Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Education until he lost his seat at the last election, put his arguments in a pamphlet, published today.

He said government policy and council bureaucracy has prevented good schools from expanding and poor schools from closing. Independent schools and other private enterprises could share costs and use with state schools to provide new facilities like language laboratories and sports halls, the Independent reports.

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