Letter: By car to school

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The Independent Culture
Sir: If the Government is serious about the environment and its transport policy, why do we have to put up with this endless stream of school league tables? Now that parents know (or think they know) which are the best schools, we can look forward to more children being shipped even greater distances, every school morning or evening, to ensure that the little ones are getting the "best" education.

This daily madness of children from one town going to the next town in the name of choice does nothing but snarl up the already congested traffic further and condemn our children to a life spent in mum or dad's car.

There has to be a better way - dare I suggest local schools for local children?


Wallingford, Oxfordshire