It would seem that we only need our MP Neil Carmichael to support a ludicrous Government Policy for it to be abandoned: first lone refugee children, and now forced acadamisation. Although this U-turn is to be welcomed, the continued upheaval in education needs to end. We need happy, creative schools which enable children to learn. A system based on Finland’s successful education system; not the regimented, proscriptive, forced regime our children are currently saddled with. Neil Carmichael’s position as Chair of the Education Select Committee gives him considerable influence; it’s disappointing he can’t use to benefit our children rather than merely tow the party line.
Parliamentary Spokesperson, Stroud District Green Party
in a letter to Stroud News and Journal