The Department for Education has hit back at claims that parents do not support the government’s school reforms.
Only 8% of parents think that the coalition has had a positive impact on the education system since it took power, according to a new poll.
This survey in fact demonstrates the high level of parental support for our reforms.
Almost two-thirds of parents want heads and teachers running their schools, rather than councils - that is why we have given schools more freedom than ever before to do just that through our academies programme.
– Department for Education spokesman
Our new national curriculum will be significantly slimmer than the current one, and does not tell teachers how to teach its content - this poll finds that 98% of parents support us in that.
Additionally, the vast majority of our new free schools are so popular with parents that they are over-subscribed.