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Politicians like talking about parent power. Tony Blair promoted his 2006 Education Act with boasts of a new era of parental choice. Today, David Cameron is in on the act—promising a Tory parental revolution, and a new “great Education Act” in his first 100 days.
For Emma Jones, though, such high rhetoric has a rather empty sound. About five years ago she began to worry about where her son and daughter would go to secondary school. A theatre director by profession, she and her young family lived in a small enclave…
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