Morgan to be grilled by MPs over white paper academies plan

Morgan to be grilled by MPs over white paper academies plan

Education secretary Nicky Morgan will be grilled by MPs over her plans for education next month.

Ms Morgan will appear in front of the House of Commons education committee on Wednesday April 27 to answer questions about her educational excellence everywhere white paper, which was released last week.

Plans in the document to turn every state school in England into an academy by 2022 have come under fire from teaching unions and parents’ groups, with ongoing protests against forced academisation planned across the country.

Committee chair Neil Carmichael said he and colleagues were “determined” to take a close eye to the proposed education policies, and said the hearing would provide an early opportunity for MPs to “press the secretary of state on her plans for all schools become academies by 2022”.

He said: “We will also want to pick up on a number of other significant challenges to the success of our education system today, including issues relating to teacher supply, school leadership, and school funding.”

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