Mr Boyle, 43, concluded: “We know that the council is fearful of legal challenge if it does do something but we regret to inform you should that something be these proposals, it will guarantee a legal challenge from parents in the areas affected, as we sincerely doubt that they meet the test laid down in the School Admissions Code that catchments be ‘fair, clear and objective’.
“These proposals are trumpeted as enabling greater certainty, but that neglects to state the bald facts: in order to guarantee choice and certainty for the majority, our children are to be denied choice, denied access to schools in their community, denied the chance to go to secondary school with friends in their community, denied the chance to face this most important choice to date in their lives full of hope and expectation and instead contemplate 7am starts and earlier in schools miles away from their friends and miles away from their homes.
“This is not fair; they are kids, not commuters.”So, it's OK to treat commuters like this?
But....won't your kids grow up to BE commuters? Better they get used to it, then!