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LABOUR TO CALL IN BUSINESSES TO RUN FAILING SCHOOLS

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The Independent (p1) reports that Labour is likely to invite private companies to run failing schools, according to...
The Independent (p1) reports that Labour is likely to invite private companies to run failing schools, according to a senior government education advisor.

Professor Michael Barber said that dozens of companies had expressed an interest in playing a leading role in running new education action zones, though in most places local authorities would take the leading role in running the zones, along with community and action groups.

Graham Lane, chair of the education committee of the Local Government Association told the paper: 'These proposals are nonsensical. Business is not accountable to anyone and government wants it to be responsible for running public services where it has no expertise and no understanding of what is involved.'
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