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    Of course not. If parents have worked hard to make a considerable amount of money, they have every right to spend it on a better education for their child. Would you rather everyone had a worse education in the name of equality than some having access to a better education?
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    Private schools should be banned and the quality of state schools should be raised to that of private schools......................... in a dream world.:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by lightburns)
    Lets say it contained dairy, and the rest of the village were allergic to dairy products.

    (i.e. there's no way to effectively share the private schools.)
    Damn.. They should make those private schools Dairy free..
    But seriously, yeah, good analogy. :-)
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    They're not fair at all, and probably in a perfect society they wouldn't exist, but their existence also helps state schools.

    Because parents with children at private school council tax, effectively funding state school education, while not using it and electing to pay for their child to go to a private school instead. Think how state education would be if every private school was abolished and every private school student went to a state school. Either the schools budget would have to increase by quite a bit to cover all these extra people, or the education would become even worse. While I don't agree with them, they are needed to help state education.
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    Private schools should be banned. They are the single most damaging thing for social mobility in this country. Why should one section of society be given such a head start in the most important area of life?

    Oxford and Cambridge get so much stick for being 'elitist' and are pressured to alter their admissions process in order to acquire a more balanced student body. Why the hell should private schools not get this kind of scrutiny?
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    Private schools should be banned. They are the single most damaging thing for social mobility in this country. Why should one section of society be given such a head start in the most important area of life?

    Oxford and Cambridge get so much stick for being 'elitist' and are pressured to alter their admissions process in order to acquire a more balanced student body. Why the hell should private schools not get this kind of scrutiny?
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    (Original post by Iorek)
    NO it shouldn't be banned... it's my business if I want to use my money to send my kids to private schools. It's my business if I choose to have my kids not mix with lower classed left leaning scums

    Life ain't fair, you just get used to it and make the best of it.
    It is not your business, but rather everyone's! The attitude of the middle and upper classes to the poor and working classes is appalling. So because you have money you deserve a better chance in life?
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    I think if a parent works their socks off to send their child to private school, then that's their business. If I could, I know I would.

    I never went to private school, but I don't see why people hate on them.
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    (Original post by ArsLongaVitaBrevis)
    Of course not. If parents have worked hard to make a considerable amount of money, they have every right to spend it on a better education for their child. Would you rather everyone had a worse education in the name of equality than some having access to a better education?
    Their hard work should not mean their children have to work less hard to achieve success. So Yes, Id much rather everyone has the same education.
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    (Original post by Adman32)
    A friend of mine comes from a relatively wealthy family and went to the same school as me up to last year. In September he left and enrolled in a private school. But I, and most people I know, would never be able to afford this.

    I know many on this forum are indeed from private schools, so please try and be neutral.

    Perhaps I'm too far on the left, but in my opinion noone should better opportunities simply because of parental wealth. All people should be born equal, and should find success with hard work and ability, not money.
    I understand what you are saying, but the truth is that the world is not equal. I am a great believer in the maxim 'You get out of life what you put in'. But if you were born wealthy and/or well connected, you would be mad not to use it Indeed, some would argue that those who can afford to, should send their children private. Thereby taking the pressure off the state system.

    It should surely be the job of the government and society to encourage state schools to constantly improve and bring themselves up to the level of the best public schools. Not the other way round
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    Private schools are a sign rather than a cause of the awful quality of the state schools system. If state schools were good private schools would disappear as why would anyone, no matter how rich, pay for something they can get for nothing?
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    (Original post by Adman32)
    So because you have money you deserve a better chance in life?
    You do know we live in a capitalist world right?


    I'm joking. Going to a private or state school makes no difference to someone who has the drive necessary to go far. And of course parents who have worked to make enough money to buy their children a superior education should have the right to.
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    Just a quick point in response to the comment someone made abut privately educated kids being arrogant. Well you know what, it’s a shame state schools can’t also install a mild arrogance in their pupils. In a recent interview with one of the interviewers for Oxford, when asked what main quality they look for in students he basically said they look for students who don’t accept the status quo, they look for students who don’t agree with everything they have to say, they want pupils who argue back and believe that they are right and the interviewers are wrong – they want people who think for themselves!

    Going to a private school is not just about academia, it is about building someone up to be confident and willing to defend themselves, it is about etiquette, it is about learning how to socialise with the right people. It is about all-round character building, something the state system fails at miserably. Don’t bash arrogance; in the right quantities it will get you far!

    Much of the modern world owes itself to the British private school system.
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    (Original post by Adman32)
    It is not your business, but rather everyone's! The attitude of the middle and upper classes to the poor and working classes is appalling. So because you have money you deserve a better chance in life?
    If do you have money, do you not deserve to choose to spend it on a better chance in life? Wouldn't it just be silly not to?


    And the middle classes are not all like that, they don't all hold that kind of attitude. Many middle class people are as down-to-earth as you, struggling to send their kids through uni too.
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    We do not live in Cuba.
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    (Original post by Adman32)
    Their hard work should not mean their children have to work less hard to achieve success. So Yes, Id much rather everyone has the same education.
    Private or state education won't matter at all to the people who are determined enough to achieve success. Would you honestly rather everyone has a bad education than some having bad and some having better? That's ridiculous. Imagine there were vaccines for a new disease that every single person had. But only enough for 10% of the population. Would you rather people had the ability to buy these? Or would you rather no one should be able to have them just because they have money?
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    Money should be banned.
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    As a teacher, I don't think education should be bought.. I think that it should be equal for all, and the government should invest more money in to education and making sure children have the best possible education they can, my school is in a very deprived area and very poorly resourced.. it's quite sad, I've been to private schools and they want for nothing - sadly, that's just how it goes and I doubt it will ever change.
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    (Original post by Clip)
    We do not live in Cuba.
    Cuban education is very successful.
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    (Original post by Adman32)
    A friend of mine comes from a relatively wealthy family and went to the same school as me up to last year. In September he left and enrolled in a private school. But I, and most people I know, would never be able to afford this.

    I know many on this forum are indeed from private schools, so please try and be neutral.

    Perhaps I'm too far on the left, but in my opinion noone should better opportunities simply because of parental wealth. All people should be born equal, and should find success with hard work and ability, not money.
    You shouldn't be complianing.
    UK has one of the best public [ FREE ] educational system in the world.
    I wish I could go to school for free instead of having to pay a ridiculous amount for such a crappy school.
 
 
 
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