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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...9yrs

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...9yrs

Yes, free schools will create more local competition and increase standards

@97ZCBJRLiberal Democrat answered…1 day

Free schools for students who lack accessibility of certain equipment needed for education or lack basic necessities.

@97YTZVP answered…3 days

Yes, more all ability, non selective schools with more autonomy with how they teach and run a school day could be great. But still with regulation/looked after by local authority that has guidelines on what can be taught, follows national curiculum and are ensured to be safe places for children. Would need some kind of Ensuring teachings don't promote hate, prejudice or misinformation/science denial.

@97XX73X answered…5 days

Yes, but we should encourage these organisations to support public schools and provide children with free education.

@97X3Q3K answered…1wk

There is a problem among SEND children/young people/families in particular for who a traditional school is unsuitable and even traumatising. The ability to set up other places of learning to meet those needs is important

@97WKHLQ answered…1wk

Yes if there is net benefit to community and local children/ parents.

@97SKBFT answered…2wks

Yes, but only if there's evidence of a need, or a shortage of places at existing schools

@97K667M answered…3wks

@96R9X8TGreen answered…1mo

The start up should also be covered by the government given that an adequate plan showing the benefits to the children and the security of resources are presented.

@96PQVSD answered…1mo

No, this can lead to corruption and students may have their career choices limited if the teachers are educating students for their own benefits and profits

@96NNKF9 answered…1mo

Yes, but they must be subject to the same Ofsted inspections and follow the same curriculum

@96NLYTP answered…1mo

Depends on what “schools” and the education they wish to teach

@96DXWZ7 answered…2mos

No, "Free Schools" are mostly used to indoctrinate vulnerable children with unhealthy ideologies and provide poor quality skills for life

@96BFGFP answered…2mos

Yes, but chronically underperforming free schools must be shut down

@96BBM9N answered…2mos

No, vouchers should be given to low-income families so that their children can attend private schools. Theoretically, this would eventually improve the average UK grades and quality of education as well as the cost of the program decreasing as more citizens can get higher income jobs which would subsequently lower poverty rates.

@965983RLabour answered…2mos

No, free schools, academy chains, and religious schools should be abolished

@964TRBB answered…2mos

Only if they are subject to national curriculum and safeguarding standards and uk rules

@95WHWS7 answered…2mos

Yes, this could lead to more progression in teaching methods and a better curriculum.

@95VPZ7Y answered…2mos

Yes if there is a local need. But checks and balances need to be in place to avoid squandering public funds

@95J2NDB answered…2mos

yes, so long as they are supported by a corresponding increase in funding for the other schools in their area

@959JMJV answered…3mos

Yes but they must pay government tax meet ALL GOVERNMENT STANDARDS and the max they can charge pupils parents to teach the pupils is 900 pound a month

@94HKVY3 answered…3mos

Free schools on their own do not solve the underlying issues that plague schools in the first place, like substandard teaching, lack of materials etc.

@94CT666 answered…3mos

Yes, but provided they follow the curriculum required and are inspected by Ofsted

@93ZLT3S answered…4mos

Yes, but only in areas where there is a high demand and where it will benefit kids from poorer families.

@Kohinvo answered…4mos

Yes, but they should be regulated and checked for quality and content of learning

@93RLLFF answered…5mos

Yes, but not religious organisations, or organisations with nefarious purposes (like racists, bigots etc.)

@93M6LDS answered…5mos

No, but public money should be available for furthering education, be that instead of school or alongside it - as an optional alternative or further non-compulsary learning

@93CD267 answered…6mos

Yes There are new housing developments going up all over the country, and no new infrastructure; no communal hubs, such as surgeries, shops and schools. If these are not being provided, then residents should be free to make alternative provisions.

 @8T83KJZ from Connecticut answered…6mos

@937BTLH answered…6mos

Yes, but not businesses as they cannot be trusted to put the needs of the children or the children's education above the want to promote their own products.

@92S7BHSSinn Féin answered…7mos

@jexflies answered…7mos

No, “free schools” are a gateway into school propaganda and for dangerous organisations to spew their hateful views onto children

@92NNDCS answered…7mos

Only if they can provide better results and happier students than public schools do.

@4SNPK4B answered…7mos

No, the concept of “free schools” is heavily abused by those who wish to have schools that indoctrinate children into specific religions.

@92HDRW9Green answered…7mos

Only if they do not discriminate on entry requirements and are not designed to prevent mixing

@92H5NQG answered…7mos

no school should be made more effective and better than creating new schools.

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