Nick Clegg has ruled out profit as a motive for running England's free schools, as half the 24 given the go-ahead so far prepare to open this week.
Conservative Education Secretary Michael Gove has told the BBC that profit is not needed "at the moment".
But the deputy prime minister is to say he will never allow the state-funded but semi-independent schools to become "the preserve of the privileged few".
Free schools. Yes, no, or sitting on the fence getting splinters in your derriere? (like me!)