Voters say they want politicians to back mixed schools…

WHEN 1,000 people were asked if they would like to see their political representatives support integrated education, 80% replied ‘yes’, according to a new survey. And 59% said they’d be more likely to vote for a party or candidate that supported mixed schools. While the survey probably overstates the influence of the issue on elections (for many voters there’s still only one issue!), parental demand for integrated education outstrips provision by around 1,000 places each year.