Only 32 British schools opt to become independent academies

09/1/2010 | Daily Mail (London), The

Only 32 schools have decided to become independent "academies" under a new British law, after more than 2,000 schools that initially expressed interest. Independent schools will enjoy more liberties, like being able to decide teacher pay, curriculum and how long the school day lasts. Unions have been opposed to the programme, and the general secretary of the teachers union said the lack of interest indicates the programme is a failure.

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