Quick Guide: Education issues
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School standards

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School choice


School choice
Parents struggle to find the best school for their child

Finding the right school place is often stressful for families.

The government says what parents want is enough diversity and quality within the state system to allow them options, such as specialist schools and city academies.

The Conservatives have proposed a voucher-based system allowing parents to have a wider choice and to buy into low-cost private schools.

The Liberal Democrats want a more flexible curriculum, which will give pupils a wider range of learning paths.