A team of American education experts have been flown into London to teach English parents how to set up free schools.
The group of teachers, politicians and parents from the US are all involved in running “charter schools”, which are similar to Education Secretary Michael Gove‘s new free schools.
They will speak to about 400 English parents at the first national free schools conference tomorrow.
The American delegation today met teachers at the King Solomon Academy in Lisson Grove – run by education charity Ark, which plans to open free schools across the country.
Joel Klein, former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, visited the school with Mr Gove.
Charter schools are funded with public money but are free from some of the rules that apply to other schools.
SOURCE: London Evening Standard, http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23918347-us-charter-school-pioneers-fly-in-to-advise-british-parents.do