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WORLD TODAY: Changes call on schools.

PARENTS believe the English education system provides too little choice and is too frequently run in the interests of politicians, not children, a think-tank said today.

The poll comes with the release of a new report by the right-leaning think-tank Policy Exchange which argues there is too much Government intervention in schools.

It calls for league tables to be scrapped and replaced with a school "report card" providing more information for parents.

In the YouGov survey of 2,161 adults three quarters of parents wanted the curriculum to be set primarily by schools themselves and 87% of those asked believed schools should be judged against a range of factors, not primarily exam results.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Mar 10, 2008
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