The state should not provide education for any children

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Instead of us being taxed to death to fund (often failing/mediocre) schools, the whole education sector should be privatised. It would give an incentive for schools to perform (or they don't get paid by the parents), and it would also encourage home learning.

The only government involvement would be making each school have a set percentage of the class intake as students who have a scholarship (can't afford the fees, but are clever), and regulating the fees to make sure they don't spiral out of control.

Also, the government would be the single exam board for tests at 8, 11, 16 and 18. Corporal punishment would be encouraged.
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Did you do badly at school OP?





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And by the way, corporal punishment doesn't work on students. Take it from someone who went to a school who did it.
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Why is TSR so anti-school these days
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So any kids who are deemed thick or have behavioural issues will get booted out early on so that these private enterprises don't have their record blemished.

And they'll get tortured in the meantime.

Genius.
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Encourage home learning? Yeah sounds like it'd be great being taught my parents who know nothing about the subject I'm really interested in now and am applying to do at uni. Just swell. 10/10

The only part of the OP I agree with to some extent is having just one exam board. More of them just causes weird difficulty variation within the same subject.
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(Original post by richpanda)
Instead of us being taxed to death to fund (often failing/mediocre) schools, the whole education sector should be privatised. It would give an incentive for schools to perform (or they don't get paid by the parents), and it would also encourage home learning.

The only government involvement would be making each school have a set percentage of the class intake as students who have a scholarship (can't afford the fees, but are clever), and regulating the fees to make sure they don't spiral out of control.

Also, the government would be the single exam board for tests at 8, 11, 16 and 18. Corporal punishment would be encouraged.
Let the poor be poorer and the rich be richer.
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While there are certainly times that I would have liked corporal punishment to be a thing I do not see it ever happening. Although I do think that schools should be stricter.
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(Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
Did you do badly at school OP?





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And by the way, corporal punishment doesn't work on students. Take it from someone who went to a school who did it.

Nope, I got 4 A grades at AS and am currently working hard to get good A2 grades.
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I would actually like this, one centralised exam board but where the learning materials and institutions are privatised. Universities should be state funded and decentralised as they currently are though. Corporal punishment is stupid though, if someone hit my kid I would be extremely upset.
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So any kids who are deemed thick or have behavioural issues will get booted out early on so that these private enterprises don't have their record blemished.

And they'll get tortured in the meantime.

Genius.
No they won't be booted out, they'd be properly disciplined instead of being rewarded by attention from teachers for their 'behavioral issues'.
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Nope, I got 4 A grades at AS and am currently working hard to get good A2 grades.
I wish we could see you as a 4 year old and see how you would react to corporal punishment at school. I doubt you'd be prancing around and welcoming this disgusting "the rich get the best and the poor don't" educational attitude.
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I wish we could see you as a 4 year old and see how you would react to corporal punishment at school. I doubt you'd be prancing around and welcoming this disgusting "the rich get the best and the poor don't" educational attitude.
As I already said, there would be a certain % of scholarships.

You are aware segregation of rich and poor happens in schools anyway due to house prices, this is just making it clear.
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As I already said, there would be a certain % of scholarships.

You are aware segregation of rich and poor happens in schools anyway due to house prices, this is just making it clear.
A certain % of scholarships and homeschooling? What the hell is wrong with you? The poor wouldn't even have a shot at education even if they didn't pass and get scholarships for whatever reason.
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A certain % of scholarships and homeschooling? What the hell is wrong with you? The poor wouldn't even have a shot at education even if they didn't pass and get scholarships for whatever reason.
If they cared enough they could learn stuff for free via the Internet. School would no longer be compulsory. Not much is wrong with me, to be perfectly honest.
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As I already said, there would be a certain % of scholarships.
So a proportion who haven't learned enough at home to pass for scholarships and with poor families get...?
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So a proportion who haven't learned enough at home to pass for scholarships and with poor families get...?
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... and this seems perfectly sensible?
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Read the Sun by any chance?
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how boring...
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Define "taxed to death".
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