For parents living near successful schools this is perhaps not surprising.
However, one wonders if parents living in low-income areas and close to failing schools would entirely agree. Should they not be free to choose?
It is also a shame that only 1,000 parents were questioned on such an important issue. If The TES really does have faith in parents priorities, then it should campaign for school vouchers which will allow parents to express their preferences on a regular basis.
James B Stanfield School of education University of Newcastle