Death Of My Education 100,000 sign now

Mr Tony Blair,

We, the people want you to provide more secondary school places for our children.

The death of our childrens education through your failure to listen to us the parents or teachers who have questioned your track-record on education, means that up to 100,000 children failed to win a place at their preferred school, for this years intake in September 2006.

'Parental choice' has been exposed as a myth. Intense competition for places at England's most popular secondary schools forced nearly half of parents in some parts of the country to accept their second, third or even sixth choices.

One in six parents are denied places for their children at their preferred secondary school.

A poll uncovered wide variations across the country in the numbers granted their first choice school this September.

Facts and figures

Forty per cent of parents in Lambeth and Wandsworth missed out on first choices while some councils claimed a success rate of more than 95 per cent.

In Birmingham only 62 per cent were allocated their first choices, with more than five per cent - around 800 - without an offer.

Throughout England, as many as 7,000 pupils had not been allocated a school at all and must wait as officials place them.

Margaret Morrissey, of the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations, said: "I would say we are still waiting for parental choice. I don't know whether anyone will genuinely give us parental choice. (source: Daily Mail 15th March 2006)

We request you to approve more secondary school places for our children in 2007 and beyond. Please act NOW to avoid the death of our childrens education.


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