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If this is true then there’s no point trying to abolish private schools

Or change their taxation either.

Angela Rayner: Don’t waste your money on private education
Deputy Labour leader says state sector is just as good

If the state sector is just as good then the private schools don;t, in fact, convey any privilege. Further, those who send their kids to them are alleviating the state of a considerable expenditure – why try to tax them as well?

From the usual lefty standpoint the only argument against private schools is if they are actulaly better. If they’re not…..

11 thoughts on “If this is true then there’s no point trying to abolish private schools”

  1. ‘Labour has proposed levying VAT on private schools to raise £1.6billion for its spending commitments’

    Ah!! Private schools are so crap that WE should get all the dosh. I should have realised that it’d be all about the money.

  2. Ms Rayner told Sky:-

    I personally think the state sector is a fantastic sector, they did a great job with me.

    The prospect of her being so close to leading the country is not so much disturbing as surreal.

  3. Ms Rayner told Sky:-

    I personally think the state sector is a fantastic sector, they did a great job with me.

    Is that the same “ms” Rayner that was a mother by 16 and a grandmother by her early 30s? Great job there, state education factories!

  4. Ms Rayner was doing a great job. Aren’t we being told that it’s a bad thing that the birthrate has dropped? Don’t we, as a society, need more slags? How else are all the Peacefuls going to get sex? Don’t we need more in the (non-)working class, or if we all get better off, the Labour Party will lose its true roots and just become the party of Socialist rich people and the LBQT etc ‘oppressed minority’.

  5. There are a lot of crappy public schools, like the one I got sent to.
    The others will just have fewer concert halls and more Chinese.
    In summary IDGAF

  6. You could imagine private schools being good at what they do but doing the wrong things e.g. wasting talent by having clever boys devote themselves to Latin and Greek.

  7. @dearieme

    Studying foreign language is a Gov’t mandate

    At Grammar School then Private School I attended most thought it a boring waste of time. Eleective subjects with most pupiis were Biology, Chemistry and Physics

  8. @ dearieme
    “Imagine” is the correct word. In my year there were four boys learning Greek, and one of them switched to the Maths VI after ‘O’ levels.

  9. dearieme,

    I’m not sure they really do that much now. Private schools have to roughly follow the national curriculum, so they pretty much follow the national curriculum.

    Also, there is little evidence of benefits from private schools. The reason they get good results is that they get intelligent, hard-working children. Studies have been done into A level results and salaries and it makes almost no difference. One extra grade at A level (so your kid gets BBB instead of BBC, for £10K a year).

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