Unravelling the choice delusion

We often hear that faith schools improve choice. But an NSS report shows that choice centred narratives mischaracterise the challenges facing families and public education’s role in a diverse society.

This weekend the National Secular Society published The Choice Delusion: how faith schools restrict primary school choice in England. The ground-breaking report does what the Department for Education won’t: estimates the number of families living in areas with no reasonable ‘choice’ but a faith school. We estimate that 45,000 families a year apply for primary schools in areas of “extreme” restriction on non-faith school choice. The report unpicks narratives of school choice through original research and highlights the stories of the families affected.

The ‘NSS articles’ category contains links to my opinion pieces, written while a campaigns officer or head of education for the National Secular Society, before June 2022. You can read the full original of this article here >>>

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