Michael Gove's reputation for being the Mr Radical of the shadow cabinet is further enhanced today with the announcement that he would extend the Government's academy programme to primary schools.
thousands of disadvantaged children by driving up standards in the
state sector. We want to allow the same thing to happen in primary schools. Making schools genuinely accountable to parents by freeing them
from political interference and giving them control over budgets,
curriculum and staff could make a real difference to the opportunities
for some of the most deprived children."
In his Guardian interview he adds:
According to the Guardian report, a Conservative Government would introduce legislation to create the primary academies "within weeks of an election victory".