The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161902   Message #3850853
Posted By: Steve Shaw
17-Apr-17 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Choice of education
Subject: RE: BS: Choice of education
Deciding where to send your children has an impact on other children. We've just had a big brouhaha here about how taking your kids on holiday in termtime affects other children in the school. Similarly, keeping your child away from the state sector because you are rich enough to do so impacts the state system in a major way when you multiply your personal decision by the thousands of people who do it. It also impacts your own child by giving him or her a skewed view of what life is really like. My concept of genuine choice is that it should be available to everyone, not just those with big incomes. Scholarships are just a sop. It's a scandal that public school fees should be VAT-free when tampons are not. The removal of charitable status from public schools would be a very good first move, long-overdue.