Parents and politicians claim they have been kept in the dark over the collapse of an academy trust which ran 21 schools across Yorkshire.
Just days into the new term, Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) announced it was giving up its schools because it was unable to rapidly improve them.
Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett said secrecy surrounded what had gone wrong.
Parent Donna Johnston said the trust could not “just sweep it away”. WCAT has not commented.
Concerns were raised at a public meeting on Friday night, which was attended by dozens of parents, Mr Trickett and union representatives.
LucyJ Education Correspondent