Most parents should be made to pay for their children's schooling

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Anthony Seldon, Tony Blair's biographer is going to propose, tonight, that parents should be made to pay for their children's education in a 'cooperative' partnership with schools, following on from Blair's reasoning on top-up fees.
Link is http://education.guardian.co.uk/publ...140594,00.html
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Anthony Seldon, Tony Blair's biographer is going to propose, tonight, that parents should be made to pay for their children's education in a 'cooperative' partnership with schools, following on from Blair's reasoning on top-up fees.
Link is http://education.guardian.co.uk/publ...140594,00.html
Is this a good idea?
They already do. Its called tax.
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They already do. Its called tax.
quite.
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Dr seldon has been awarded my "**** of the day" award
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No. It's a crap idea. But, since it comes from Blair's "biographer" it's about as relevent as the views of my cat.

Indeed, the final paragraph states

"Such a reform.......................... ...and goes well beyond current government thinking"
Parents already pay for their children's higher education as well, by tax. Since when has that saved anybody from paying extra?

Although the reform may go beyond current government thinking, so did top-up fees in 1997!!

Blair has already said he has plans for a 'radical' overhaul of education in the next parliament. Who's to say this idea being mooted (from his own biographer) is to 'test the waters' before being presented as a fait accompli.
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Dr seldon has been awarded my "**** of the day" award
Make that two. The princely *******
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lol.. this is the first issue that everyone agrees on..
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lol.. this is the first issue that everyone agrees on..
It would be near impossible to charge people for sending their children to school due to the fact that so many children wouldn't go to school because their parents wouldn't pay it.
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Parents already pay for their children's higher education as well, by tax. Since when has that saved anybody from paying extra?

Although the reform may go beyond current government thinking, so did top-up fees in 1997!!

Blair has already said he has plans for a 'radical' overhaul of education in the next parliament. Who's to say this idea being mooted (from his own biographer) is to 'test the waters' before being presented as a fait accompli.
You may be right. Best we don't vote for the turd next time around.

To be honest, I have little sympathy. Blair and his wretched government has proven themselves time and time again to be thoroughly unscrupulous, and without an ounce of honesty.

If the nation is that stupid to re-elect the Labor party then we can well expect what's coming to us. And that might well include extra payments for school education despite it "going beyond (current) government thinking"
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parents pay tax.........so their children should get free education! :mad:
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You may be right. Best we don't vote for the turd next time around.

To be honest, I have little sympathy. Blair and his wretched government has proven themselves time and time again to be thoroughly unscrupulous, and without an ounce of honesty.

If the nation is that stupid to re-elect the Labor party then we can well expect what's coming to us. And that might well include extra payments for school education despite it "going beyond (current) government thinking"
Labour will most likely get one more term in office, then probably back to the conservatives. Its kind of a yo yo situation.

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Labour will most likely get one more term in office, then probably back to the conservatives. Its kind of a yo yo situation.

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Well, a people get the government they deserve.
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i think blairs been priminister for too long and it's making him go mad!
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Well, a people get the government they deserve.
Do you think that the liberal democrats will ever get in to power? I mean they have gradually increased their share of the vote over the past years.

I don't understand peoples reasoning where they say that since they have no chance of getting into power they wouldn't know how to run the country. The liberal democrats aren't ran by 10 year old kids.

It would seem that everytime Labour fail to accomplish a task, the country turn to the Conservatives. When the Conservatives fail to do the same, they turn back to Labour.

I say give them a chance.

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Do you think that the liberal democrats will ever get in to power? I mean they have gradually increased their share of the vote over the past years.

I don't understand peoples reasoning where they say that since they have no chance of getting into power they wouldn't know how to run the country. The liberal democrats aren't ran by 10 year old kids.

It would seem that everytime Labour fail to accomplish a task, the country turn to the Conservatives. When the Conservatives fail to do the same, they turn back to Labour.

I say give them a chance.

Adam
Well, you might be right. But experience/lack of counts for a lot. I have no experience flying a 747. Would you be happy for me to pilot you and your family to your holiday destination this year?
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