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Two-edged axe

Ed Balls' cunning plan for federating schools is his wackiest yet. Has he learnt nothing from Waterloo Road School? Its merger with John Fosters resulted in the head's authority being undermined by a megalomaniac, the French teacher having a lesbian relationship with her head of department, and a staff revolt. Is this really what the Schools Secretary has in mind?

Stan Labovitch, Secondary teacher, Windsor.

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