Quote of the week

28th January 2000 at 00:00
'Parents who are unsure of themselves experience a high level of fear about what is happening to their own children and that they will become alienated from them. Some of them feel threatened...I have been taen aback by the antagonism from some parents towards what we are doing'

David Blunkett on fears that the crusade to lift the aspirations of poor children will distance them from their parents.

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