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Parent power: a brave new world?

Under radical new Tory plans, parents could be allowed to set up their own schools, report James Crabtree and Katharine Quarmby. David Cameron and shadow education secretary Michael Gove say that a “great education reform bill will be a very big part of the first months of a Conservative government.” But will their plans to borrow ideas from the Swedish model, and allow parents to create their own schools, work in Britain? Might they not rub up…

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