Exclusive: Revealed - Tory plan for firms to run schools for profit
Andrew GricePrivate companies would be able to run state schools for profit under a plan to be published by Conservative modernisers which could be introduced if the party wins the next general election.
Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, has told friends he has no objections to "for profit" firms setting up the free schools independent of local authority control he has pioneered since 2010. The controversial idea has been vetoed by the Liberal Democrats, who fear it would be seen as back-door privatisation of the education system. It will not be implemented before the 2015 election, but is now seen as a front-runner for inclusion in the Tory manifesto.
Bright Blue, a modernising pressure group regarded as David Cameron's natural ally, will propose the move in a book to be published next week calling for the Coalition's public service reforms to be extended through an injection of market forces.
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"Exclusive: Revealed - Tory plan for firms to run schools for profit ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 02/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/exclusive-revealed-tory-plan-for-firms-to-run-schools-for-profit-