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'Wealthy parents should pay up to 20,000 to send their children to state school'
Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2014 | Daniel Martin

Posted on 01/19/2014 10:28:36 PM PST by cunning_fish

Rich parents should be charged £20,000 a year for their children to attend the best state schools, a leading headmaster has said.

They would become liable for the fees if they had a combined household income of £80,000 a year or more.

Dr Anthony Seldon, master of £11,000-a-term Wellington College in Berkshire, also said private schools should set aside a quarter of places for poorer pupils.

Making the wealthy pay for state education would end the wasteful and unfair gap between the academic achievements and career prospects of the richest and poorest children in the UK, he argued.

In a report to be published by the Social Market Foundation think-tank on Wednesday, he said the money could be used to pay for more teachers and smaller classes.

Dr Seldon, who said he had discussed his plans with politicians from both main parties, added that the move was vital because social mobility in Britain had stalled, with poorer children unable to advance.

‘We have to end this unfair farce whereby middle-class parents dominate the best schools, when they could afford to pay, and even boast of their moral superiority in using the state system when all they are doing is squeezing out the poor from the best schools,’ he said.

His suggested starting point for fees – £80,000 – is the average income of the top 10 per cent of the population, but ‘the more the parents earn, the more they should pay’.

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1 posted on 01/19/2014 10:28:36 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

And how much should Muslims pay?


2 posted on 01/19/2014 10:29:22 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: cunning_fish
But wait, ......I thought sOcIaLisM had all this stuff covered? So, as their little system devolves, the academic societal model fails, they default to ..."eat the rich".

Hrrmmmm..... Where have we seen this before?
3 posted on 01/19/2014 10:34:40 PM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: cunning_fish

Property taxes don’t already go to schools in Britain like they do here? Then how are they funded?


4 posted on 01/19/2014 10:37:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: cunning_fish

25% penalty if you’re at 80,000 pounds a year? with their inflated cost of living and all fuel and food prices, that doesn’t go that far. what if they have several kids?

libtards are such morons.


5 posted on 01/19/2014 10:42:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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>>>25% penalty if you’re at 80,000 pounds a year? with their inflated cost of living and all fuel and food prices, that doesn’t go that far. what if they have several kids?

libtards are such morons.<<<

It is a muslim priveledge to have several kids in United Kaliphate.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 10:45:06 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish
This is good news for the Eton college.

On the other hand, about the "best government schools": "the Kalabukhovsky's house is done for" (Bulgakov "The heart of a dog")

7 posted on 01/19/2014 10:47:11 PM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: cunning_fish
I think the Roman king Servius Tullius' election method should be reinstalled. The idea is that election votes should be distributed according to tax sum collected from individual electors.

Higher schooling fee? Together with higher number of votes.

8 posted on 01/19/2014 11:03:36 PM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Well, there are some problems with your proposals but it certainly looks fair, in terms of stupid lib ideas.


9 posted on 01/19/2014 11:11:19 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Why?


10 posted on 01/19/2014 11:34:41 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: cunning_fish

Why?


11 posted on 01/19/2014 11:35:01 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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NICE. you get to pay twice. Once through extortionate taxes and then again for the “privilege” of sending your kids to the schools you already financed.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 11:55:50 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I lived there with a salary of 50,000 quid a year, and I couldn’t afford to buy a house. The UK is a freaking mess of epic status. I quit as soon as I could and moved back to Tokyo. When I complained about the cost of living and cost of housing to some people I friended, I was shocked to hear what was considered a high salary and a low salary. One will be much better off to move to the UK and never a work a day than to try to fight the high cost of living. Its just barely better now than what would have happened had Hitler had his way.


13 posted on 01/20/2014 1:33:53 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Kozak

DW and I pay to send our grandkids to private school.

The cost of not paying is higher than the cost of tuition.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 1:41:50 AM PST by CurlyDave
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