Parents all want the most promising future for their children. But which policies will ensure that they get the very best education? Free childcare hours, free school meals or free schools and grammars?
In the second of two reports, Christine Alsford looks at the proposals from the politicians during this election campaign that are giving parents food for thought.
Watch Christine's first report here.
Christine Alsford spoke to campaigners Sarah Shilling, Simon Werner and Jo Smith.
Christine's report contains archive footage from 1950.