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07/05/2018

In the second part of comedian Shappi Khorsandi's witty and personal look at the state of UK education, she considers the challenges for parents choosing their child's new school.

Shappi Khorsandi's schooling fell short in what she hoped for and, in the second of this two part series, she continues her witty and personal look at the state of the UK education system.

Comedian Shappi takes a look at the challenges and pitfalls that parents currently go through as they decide what sort of school is best for their beloved children. She talks to some of the mum-chums she met during her own children's schooling and they share their frustrations and hopes as they make this pivotal decision. Shappi also talks to teachers, journalists, writers and fellow comedians - including Michael Rosen Mark Steel and George Monbiot - to try and ascertain what's best for her as she makes a similar life changing decision on how to educate her own children.

She also interrogates her own ten year old son, hoping to get to the root of what it's like for children at school now. But he's not quite as revealing as she'd hoped!

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

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Mon 7 May 2018 11:30