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SPAIN - Education Secretary Ruth Kelly will defend plans to reform English schools when she faces a committee of MPs.

The meeting follows Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's attack on the plans to give state schools more say over admissions, staffing and finances.

Pupils from poorer backgrounds could lose out under a two-tier, class-ridden system, he told the Sunday Telegraph.

The Tories urged Tony Blair not to "water down" reforms, which may need their votes to get through the Commons.

The prime minister should ignore Mr Prescott's "class war" worries, they say.

Ms Kelly and Schools Minister Jacqui Smith will appear before the education select committee, which is taking evidence on the schools White Paper.

Source: foodproductiondaily
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