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Local taxpayers must not pay academy debts

English: City Council, Birmingham

English: City Council, Birmingham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Commenting on reports that the creation of eight new academy schools in Birmingham have been put on hold after the council refused to write off £1.3 million in school debts, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, said:

“Why should the council taxpayers of Birmingham be penalised and forced to cover these liabilities. Birmingham City Council must stand firm against writing off these debts.

“If the private providers want to take over these schools so badly, then they also should take on the financial commitment that local authorities have made year-in, year-out.”

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One comment on “Local taxpayers must not pay academy debts

  1. gogwit
    August 12, 2012

    Reblogged this on Gogwit's Blog and commented:
    That the privateers are vanishing back into the woodwork and scuttling back under the dismal stones and rotten logs from whence they crawled, now that a new Birmingham City Council has turned the lights on speaks volumes about their opportunistic motivations. Perhaps they would rob your grave as readily?

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