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We believe that every child in Brighton & Hove should have access to quality local education.What we don't believe is that the council's new proposals for secondary school admissions that include wide catchment areas and tiebreaks for popular schools based on a lottery, not distance, will do anything to improve the situation. These changes would split Brighton & Hove children from their friends and the local kids they’ve grown up with - many would be faced with up to 10-mile return trips to school at peak hours in our already congested city.We are campaigning for Brighton & Hove children to have access to their local community schools - and not be bussed across the city. It will put a huge pressure on our transport infrastructure and add up to £ 1.2 million a year to the council's transport budget, based on the council's own predictions. That money would surely be better used to actually improve our underperforming schools.Please join us in taking action. - Sign and share the petition. - Email your comments to - Follow us on Twitter - Kidz Not Commuters @kidznotC

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