Many Australians have long have called for the government to stop funding private schools. Now the UK’s Labour party wants to get rid of private schools altogether. Could we do that here?
There’s no evidence that private schools produce better results than state schools for equivalent pupils.
Over the past few decades secondary schools have become larger and fewer in number. For parents, this had made choices at once more limited, but also more complicated.
Integrating private schools into the state system will offer little benefit to socially disadvantaged pupils. Addressing the inequalities between state schools should be the focus.