Like academies? Think education should be under corporate control? Think that democratic oversight has no place in education? Then don't sign this petition to "Hold a public inquiry and a referendum over turning all schools into academies", especially as there are only 6,000 more signatures needed for a debate in Parliament.
The government has announced that every school in England will become an academy. This was not in their manifesto and is therefore a completely undemocratic move.
There is growing evidence that academies underperform & serious questions about their financial oversight. Buildings & land are being handed over to unaccountable orgs. Once they are transferred there is no legal mechanism to get them back. Before all schools become academies we demand the government holds a full public inquiry - that takes into account educational research and the views of teachers, parents and students - followed by a referendum in order to show that they have a mandate.