When hugging the school fails
My school, City of Leeds, is under threat of closure, as are two other local inner-city schools: Parklands High School for Girls and Primrose High School. The main architect for the threatened closure is Schools Secretary Ed Balls. The enforcer for closure is a Lib DemTory Leeds council coalition.
In our fight to stop the institutional persecution of the inner-city and immigrant kids we have staged demonstrations, hugged the school, written letters, blogs, websites, the usual. But hey, it's election time - national and local. Given the information above, it seemed to me that the best thing would be to have a Lib Dem government and a Labour city council.
But, oh no. I see that two of the Leeds Lib Dem councillors are standing to be MPs. And one of them against Ed Balls himself. I'm off to learn how to stop caring.
Victoria Jaquiss, Teacher, parent, governor, band leader, writer and "champion of the oppressed", Leeds.