Pay children to attend top private schools, Government told
Dozens of top private schools are calling on the Government to provide state subsidies to allow bright pupils to be admitted irrespective of family background, it emerged today.
The actual idea is pretty good, effectively, give them back the tax they\’ve paid for the State school system if they\’re not using it.
But it\’s still rent seeking.
Update: Re the Latin. My slightly strange experience was to go from the RAF School in Naples straight into the maw of Prep School. First Latin lesson I\’m told to stand up and translate something on the fly from a language I\’d never even seen before. And boy did having a Pozzuoli accent (hey, Latin is just Italian without the jesticulations), something closer to Catalan mumbled through a mouthful of pizza than anything else, cause confusion.
But what really got me was the Cambridge Latin course. It\’s all about this family that live on the side of the Bay of Naples, Baia, and then at the end of year one, while they\’ve gone to Pompeii it blows up and, well, everyone else wa doing the verbs n\’ stuff and I was going, hmm, there\’s good swimming just where they are now. And yes, used to go picnicing at Cumae where they are now, and that Sybil\’s Grot was just over the lake from us and got badly bombed in the war…..that Temple of Jupiter is where my mate Adam jumped in and cut his foot on a dumped car.
Beginning of second year and the remnants of the family had turned up in Bath….the Worstall familial home before and after Naples. We used to have Dolphins swimming club in the Cross Bath which is fed from the Roman plumbing of the old Baths……
Never did learn buggery of the language but still, nice of them to place it all in geography I knew about.