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cathidaw
09-05-2012, 10:45 PM
i HAVE JUST HEARD ON NEWSNIGHT THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT GAVE US SINCE THEY WERE ELECTED ARE FREE SCHOOLS
How good of them.

Mari
10-05-2012, 11:52 AM
i HAVE JUST HEARD ON NEWSNIGHT THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT GAVE US SINCE THEY WERE ELECTED ARE FREE SCHOOLS
How good of them.

Do you mean free school meals?

rebbonk
10-05-2012, 03:21 PM
Nothing is free, we pay (in most cases heavily) one way or another.

cathidaw
11-05-2012, 03:17 PM
No MARI, FREE SCHOOLS. i thought we already had them when they were elected

Gladys
13-05-2012, 10:39 AM
Cathidaw- Yes so did I. Except I am also aware that Education Authorities are making such idiotic decisions about which student can attend which school based on poor local knowledge and inpractical rules. I heard on the news about one child aged 10 whose chosen school is just a 5 minute walk for him from home. This is no longer available to him because he lives 1 foot too far away from the boundary of the map the Education Authority used to calculate who goes to which school and where. He is now expected to go on a 5 mile trek along major roads to get to the one he is allowed to attend. The child who lives next door to him can however go to the one 5 minutes walking distance away. Investigations into this ridiculous decision have shown the LEA are using a map which doesn't show half the detail of minor roads and footpaths used by locals to get around their area.