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Thread #161902   Message #3850829
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
17-Apr-17 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: Choice of education
Subject: RE: BS: Choice of education
local authorities generally provide school transport where public transport is less than ideal.

They don't necessarily - the criterion woudn't be whether public trasport was "ideal", but rather whether it was absolutely essential and acceptible in theopinion of the authority. There are plenty of cases where pupils have been expected to walk along busy roads, or take a bus that would take them very early to school.

It alwaysstrikes me that decisions about where you send your children to school are personal ones based on what you believe will suit your child best. A fair tax system- which we haven't got - is the way to iron out discrepencies of income, and ensure a level playing field. Different styles of teaching suit different children, it should make no difference to the final outcome whether a particular level of education was reached by a school with a highly structured approach or the reverse.