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BLAIR WOULD REVERSE TORY EDUCATION REFORMS

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The Guardian (p1) reports that Tony Blair has said he would act within weeks of gaining power at the general electi...
The Guardian (p1) reports that Tony Blair has said he would act within weeks of gaining power at the general election to start reversing Conservative education reforms which allowed state schools to opt out.

Shadow education secretary David Blunkett is working on a white paper for publication in the early days of a Labour administration to implement a comprehensive reform of the structure and standards of education, said the paper.

Under Labour, schools would have the option of converting to 'foundation' status with two local authority representatives on the governing body and subject to normal admissions policy, which Labour would leave to the discretion of the local authority.
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