So, bird sends kid to private school. Guardian reading friend asks newspaper’s readers what she should say about this:
On average, private schools have nearly four times the income of state schools (figures from my recent report for Common-Wealth). Could they justify why their child is worth four times more than another? Prof Sol Gamsu, Durham University
What sort of idiot tosspottery is this?
It’s *my* child. The most precious thing in the world to me. Sure, intellectually I know that other people have children, they might even quite like them. There’s a certain importance to there being those other children otherwise I’m not going to have grandchildren, am I?
But how can anyone who has actually met the occasional human being wonder why or whether parents value their own children more highly than those of other people?