Tuesday, March 04, 2008

School admissions - has the Brighton 'lottery' worked?

The Brighton Argus reports that the local council's new 'lottery' system of school admissions is being hailed as a resounding success. According to the paper the number of pupils gaining a place at any of the three priority schools on their parents' application rose from 2,087 last year to 2,272 this year , a jump from 93.3% to a record high of 96.5%.

Are lotteries the fairest way of deciding admissions to schools?

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