Labour’s answer: No, and education should not be privatisedWe will close the tax loopholes enjoyed by elite private schools and use that money to improve the lives of all children, and we will ask the Social Justice Commission to advise on integrating private schools and creating a comprehensive education...Source
Conservative’s political stances on charter schools
Conservative’s answer: YesIn 2010, a new Conservative government supported the dramatic expansion of academies, including among primary (lower-grade) schools. By the 2016-17 school year, nearly one in four primary schools and most of England’s secondary schools were...Source
Liberal Democrat’s political stances on charter schools
Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages insteadThe former teacher also called for a pay rise for teachers and for an improvement to their workload. “They are without a doubt the most valuable part of our education system,” she said.
In May, the government announced plans to give £50m to existing selective schools – with the requirement that they set out plans to boost the number of places for disadvantaged students.
From this term, some of the 163 grammar schools in England will benefit from the cash boost enabling them to create thousands more selective school places.
The government’s funding came after controversial plans to allow the creation of new grammar schools were scrapped.Source
Green’s answer: No, and education should not be privatisedRemove charitable status from private schools and charge full VAT on fees. The private school sector will be subject to regular independent audits, to ensure private schools...Source