Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Of Genesis and Academies

Not in the ordinary sense, you will be pleased to learn, although that sense does raise the question of why Alan Johnson, in particular, saw creationist schools at public expense as acceptable, but Catholic schools at public expense as intolerable.

I have always supported the sponsorship of the new Academy in Consett by the dear old University of Durham. Universities strike me as exactly who should be sponsoring academies, if we are to have them at all.

But the obvious site for it is at Project Genesis, where the steelworks used to be. Why is not to be there?

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