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Daily Mail: “Parents shouldn’t be prepared to spend on their children’s education”

Actually, that isn’t what the Daily Mail said. But it’s pretty close. An article in the Mail Online yesterday decried the fact that British parents spend more on private schools than any of their European counterparts. Their conclusion was that parents were only doing this because the aforementioned parents thought our state system was so poor.

Personally, I think it’s time we recognised this sort of nonsense for what it is. The last time I looked, the UK was a market economy and if private companies or organisations provide a quality product or service, then people are free to choose it. It’s not a sign of failure, it’s a sign of the strength of choice in our education system.

 

 

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