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News: All schools to become academies, under new plans

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Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to turn all schools into academies in today’s Budget. Draft legislation will reportedly be published tomorrow. The Labour Party and teachers’ unions have expressed anger at the plans, claiming that academisation has not been proved to improve schools.

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