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Lambeth Says No Free School 

Location: UK » London » SW

We are a group of local parents, teachers and members of the local community opposed to the setting up of the Michaela free school and the Deutsch Bilingual free school in Lambeth.

We think that the planning for school places has to be done in collaboration with the local community.

We believe that the evidence for free schools has shown that they can lead to increased social segregation, lower standard and a way for profiteers to make money out of education . We believe that it is not these kind of schools that will improve the attainment of black pupils. We believe that all children need decent school buildings, investment in their schools and smaller class sizes.

Free schools have been funded by cutting two grants, including the BSF (building schools for the future) money promised to our schools. We know that the cuts to education and public services and the raising of tuition fees will harm our communities but will disproportionately affect black and working class families. The free school movement is part of the plan to privatise our services and will worsen education for all.

Please sign our online petition: http://freeschools.sayingno.org/petition

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