David Quinn’s column in help of fee-paying faculties felt like a convoluted argument in favour of privilege, regardless of the monetary implications to the state (“Private schools need the status quo not state aid”, Remark, final week). The beginning their college students get offers them the potential to “earn” unjustified wealth, political energy and affect for the remainder of their lives, usually with out benefit.
Maybe a compromise could be that these faculties comply with tackle a decent-sized proportion of underprivileged kids without spending a dime, in order that extra can share within the apparent advantages? Kevin Boyce, Tullamore, Co Offaly
Quinn conflates the difficulty of personal and fee-paying faculties. All the faculties affiliated to the Joint Managerial Physique are personal establishments. The huge