My reply to Debra Kidd's article on academies.
I agree with a lot of this, but have two observations: 1. Good academies are not good, in my opinion, because they are academies and 2. Converter academies did not generally convert out of choice but because they were leaned upon by an oleaginous little twerp [i.e. a broker]. See my blog recounting the story of one local Leeds governor's experience of such a person:
and here is a link to Debra's article:
I suppose that as the bribe money given to academies runs out the only tool left to academies to get faux 'improved' results is a corrupt admissions system.