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And this was all "A devastating criticism of the Labour-run council to read that these disadvantaged young people's opportunities are being destroyed and their aspirations stifled. It demonstrates that Reading Borough Council simply cannot be allowed to remain in control of young people's education."
Of course, what the neither original press release from the MP or the article in the Tory leaflet says (either through ignorance or design - make up your own mind) is that the cause of the drop in the overall figures quoted by Ofsted was entirely because of the decline in the performance in academies in the town. Remember, the council has no direct influence over the independently run academies.
Of the two remaining non-academy secondary schools, one had improved and another stayed the same. More details can be found here. The very opposite of "RBC controlled schools"!
And all the while the Tories in Reading want to force all schools to become academies, whether they want to or not.
So one is left to ponder, if the Tories will deliberately seek to mislead the public on this matter, what else are they not being accurate about?