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Ed Balls: Coalition 'running away' from academies debate

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The shadow education secretary has accused the government of attempting to "railroad" through the "break up of state education".

Ed Balls told Today presenter Justin Webb that the coalition was "running away from debate and scrutiny" over the Academies Bill, which will allow any school to opt out of local authority control.


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