(Original post by Tnacilppa)
All I can say is chip and shoulder.
To say that teachers at private schools are considerably better paid than teachers at state schools is ridiculous.
My school gives chemistry equipment to a local state school. People from state schools come in to use our music recording and drama facilities. I am not saying this because I feel my school should be thanked for this but simply because I can't stand the anti-public school feeling which is perpetuated just about everywhere.
Besides, you cannot force teachers to teach in schools where they are subject to unenthusiasm, violence and a generally crap attitude. A teacher who came to my school last year did so because she was basically abused by the kids at her inner-city state school. She was held at gunpoint. She was subject to a total lack of interest in any academic work. Is it suprising that given half the chance most teachers would like to teach at a private school?
What about the NHS? Should everyone be forced to hang around on never-ending waiting lists? People who earn money do so because they are motivated, hard-working and willing to make sacrifices. They should not be penalised for being successful.
What you are suggesting is in fact not a general rise in in standard of education. If private schools were abolished the standard would drop. A dumbing down is what you are effectively suggesting. People who have enough money to send their kids to private schools should be able to do so without guilt.
People who would succeed would probably do so anyway. Bill Gates left school at 16 and is now the richest man in the world. I think that people blame their schooling for their failures. How would dragging everyone down into the state-school system help? In fact all it would do is icrease class sizes even more!
>I think everyone should have the right to the same education, no matter how rich their parents are.
I attend a state school where I work my hardest and try my best and im sure that on results day I will be rewarded for that hard work.
Not every state school has as you say 'unenthusiasm, violence and a generally crap attitude' so until you have attended a 'state' school, dont knock it because there are people there who are trying their hardest to get through even without the amazing, modern facilites. Were not all violent yobs who dont wanna be there!
Its very nice that your school can help the poorer of us out there who havent got facilities anything like yours. But why should you be able to have those things and us not? Because your parents are richer? I dont think thats fair.