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The Duel: Should all state schools become academies?

Toby Young and Lisa Freedman battle it out

Duel May 2016


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In this year’s Budget, George Osborne announced that all schools in England must become academies by 2020. Some teaching unions believe there is little evidence that academies perform better than those schools under local authority control. Should academy status be compulsory?

Toby Young is an associate editor of the “Spectator” and co-founder of four academies.

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