Michael Gove’s Freedom of Information woes are set to continue as files on free schools are to be released – finally!

The Mirror report:

Secret files on the impact of opening controversial free schools are to be released after a freedom of information battle.

The National Union of Teachers won a long-running campaign to lift the veil of secrecy over Education Secretary Michael Gove’s pet project.

Scores of the schools – publicly-funded, but set up by parents and faith groups and outside local authority control – have opened in the last two years.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.