By Danny Jones.
Latest government figures show that more than a quarter of all children in state education are attending academies.
The data was released by the Department for Education earlier this month as part of the annual report on the academy system. The report released showed figures as well as a financial review of the system.
The news is the latest break in the academy debate. Just under 2 million of the 7 million school children in Britain are no longer under government control instead are under individual control as part of the education reform across the nation.
This news comes less than a month after Michael Gove was under fire from fellow conservative Graham Stuart for spearheading the campaign that he claims “cannot be driven like a sports car”. Stuart continued the analogy to describe the educational system as
“an enormous tanker of an operation and it’s not appropriate to have someone at the wheel who thinks it’s a sports car and tries to spin the wheel accordingly”
He was though careful to highlight the “great benefits” that were to be expected with the reform, saying that Gove shows a
“certainty of direction, which is a rare quality in a minister”.