Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The Guardian (Education Section) has some interesting opinions about private schools in United Kingdom having charitable status. Here is an excerpt from one of the opinion letters:
I think it's absurd to give charitable status to something that's there to benefit the privileged few. I was in private school from nursery right through to A-levels. I had my first state education at university, and I've been left with a strong feeling that it's a very iniquitous system. I think private schools should be abolished. They lie at the root of the class system; there will always be a class system, but private schools are about buying your way in society.
For the entire story, see "Multiple choice: In the private interest - Should private schools have charitable status?" in the March 25, 2008, issue of The Guardian. For earlier blog coverage of this issue, see here and here.