Should schools be under LA control?

We just heard of a school preventing a blind girl from taking her cane to school. We now hear this is temporary whilst parents are consulted.
Many schools simply do not have the skills to operate independently. If schools were under local authority control, such actions would be unlikely.

Why do un-elected heads have a right to do as they wish? Who do they answer do when many Governing Bodies do not challenge the Head and instead have cosy relationships with them.

Perhaps it is time for a rethink.  Should all state schools be under ultimate local authority control?

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