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Campaign to leave local authorities in charge of schools

When the government announced plans in the budget to force every school in the country to become an academy by 2022, there was shock and puzzlement in some quarters.

Since then petitions have been started, strike ballots promised - and parents left struggling to understand what it all means.

Now a new campaign has begun in Brighton and Hove to fight proposals to remove all schools from local authority control. Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Christine Alsford, reports.