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Cameron’s free schools gamble

It's still too soon to tell if the Tories have made the right choices on education

By Emran Mian  

David Cameron and Nicky Morgan take part in a—possibly unpredictable—experiment. © Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

If anyone was hoping that Michael Gove’s move from Education Secretary to Chief Whip in last year’s reshuffle might slow down the free schools programme then David Cameron has ended that hope today. Speaking as Prime Minister, he announced a new round of approvals—49 new free schools—taking the total number approved during this Parliament to over 400. Speaking as…

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