Skip to comments.'Wealthy parents should pay up to £20,000 to send their children to state school'
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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And how much should Muslims pay?
Property taxes don’t already go to schools in Britain like they do here? Then how are they funded?
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.
>>>25% penalty if youre at 80,000 pounds a year? with their inflated cost of living and all fuel and food prices, that doesnt 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.
On the other hand, about the "best government schools": "the Kalabukhovsky's house is done for" (Bulgakov "The heart of a dog")
Higher schooling fee? Together with higher number of votes.
Well, there are some problems with your proposals but it certainly looks fair, in terms of stupid lib ideas.
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.
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.
DW and I pay to send our grandkids to private school.
The cost of not paying is higher than the cost of tuition.
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