Will more academy schools improve education?
Schools which are assessed as outstanding will be able to quickly switch to academy status.
It could lead to thousands of schools leaving local authority control which, the NASUWT teachers' union claims will "disenfranchise democratically-elected local councils".
Education Secretary Michael Gove says he wants to bring back "radicalism" and give schools more freedom.
What impact will leaving local authority control have? Are you a teacher, a parent or a student? How will the proposals affect you?
Q&A: Academies and free schools
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