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PARENTS JOIN FORCES IN FIGHT FOR NEW SCHOOLS

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Parents have launched a national campaign to build new comprehensives where local schools are not up to scratch, re...
Parents have launched a national campaign to build new comprehensives where local schools are not up to scratch, reports The Observer (p7).

The National Secondary Schools Campaign was set up by parents from London, Bristol and Hertfordshire after a meeting with education secretary David Blunkett, who said he would support new schools where there was a real need.

The initiative began with parents who felt they were being forced to choose between the private sector, failing schools or schools a long distance away.

Mr Blunkett said he would support any campaign that encouraged parents to use the state system.
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