Hackney Green Party today announced its support for the campaign against turning all of Hackney's schools into academies.
The proposal, to establish a trust and encourage all Hackney schools to become academies, was slammed by Hackney Green Party Coordinator Samir Jeraj, who said: "I'm surprised and disappointed Hackney Council under Labour is adopting a policy even the Tories dropped."
He added: "There is little to no evidence that academies do any better. Good teachers, leadership and decent funding make schools a success."
Hackney Green Party is backing the National Union of Teachers in opposing the scheme.