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Katie Ivens is vice-chairman of the parents' organisation, the Campaign for Real Education, and education director of literacy charity Real Action.
Pico Iyer is an essayist and novelist. His book, The Open Road, is an account of 33 years of travelling and talking with the 14th Dalai Lama. He lives in Japan.