Around 300 parents, teachers and trade unionists demonstrated on Saturday of last week in Manchester against the academies programme.
Called by the north west region of the NUT teachers union, the march was also supported by the ATL and NASUWT teaching unions, other unions and the Anti Academies Alliance.
NUT general secretary Steve Sinnott repeated the union’s long standing concerns about inappropriate sponsors. The Anti Academies Alliance final report from the Committee of Enquiry will be published just before Christmas.
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