The idea of privatizing significant parts of the education service did not occupy a major role in the educational and political discourse of the 1960s and 1970s, when many of the post-war certainties were subject to reappraisal, though, as we saw in Chapters 2 and 3, there was a spirited campaign on the far right of the Conservative Party to promote the cause of the education voucher as a means of enhancing parental choice and undermining the powers of the local education authorities.
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