Compelling schools to opt out sounds good in theory, but for grant-maintained schools to work, the governing body andor parents have got to be committed to such a move. What happens if faced with compulsion, governing bodies resign, or governors refuse to become first or foundation governors? You can take a horse to water, but . . .
And moreover, how would either scenario square with the Government's supposed commitment to parental choice?
ANGELA MILROY Vice chair Parents Opposed to Opting Out 3 Bellefield Crescent Trowbridge, Wiltshire