Mehdi Hasan Private School

Warren Buffett Is Right: It's Time to Ban Private Schools

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Our schools should be at the forefront of promoting civic solidarity and guaranteeing social mobility; private schools, however, do the opposite. They produce not a meritocracy but a plutocracy, in which a tiny minority is able to entrench its power and privilege. Thus the inconvenient truth is this: if we genuinely want to create a level playing field for our children, and ensure equality of opportunity and social justice, there can be no place for private schools. It is time to abolish our educational caste system.