Parents in England feel ‘disempowered’ by school choice, study finds

In Scotland children are assigned to local schools and families are more likely to be satisfied by the outcome

Three decades of school choice in England has left parents feeling more “cynical, fatalistic and disempowered” than their peers in other parts of the UK, according to new research.

A study comparing parents in England, where families can name up to six state schools for their children to attend, with those in Scotland, where children are generally assigned to local state schools, found Scottish families were still more likely to be satisfied with the outcome.

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