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Rocketing private school prices spark fears of elitism

best education comes in small packages - usually brown envelopes stuffed with cashA report showing that Private School fees are at an all-time high has triggered fears that the institutions could become ‘elitist’ and ‘against the principle of equality of opportunity’.

New analysis shows that, because of rising demand from Middle Eastern oil barons, Russian political exiles and South American drug lords, school fees have, on average, trebled in the past thirty years; pricing out all but the richest from access to top rated schools.

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Posted: Mar 18th, 2015
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Private schools must be more patronising to keep tax relief

A*Labour’s education spokesman, Tristram Hunt has announced plans to make private schools’ tax breaks conditional on being a lot more patronising towards state schools.  ‘Some independent schools are already being extremely patronising and we welcome that, but if the sector as a whole is dodging tax to the tune of £165 million a year they must elucidate why they think they’re totally superior in every possible way.’

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Posted: Dec 8th, 2014
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David Cameron ‘may not have been beaten up enough at school’, warn experts

'Eat fist, oik!'‘Cameron’s blend of smug self-assurance and empty rhetoric can only be a result of his being under-bullied as a child.’

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Posted: Oct 23rd, 2014
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Private schools launch ‘pay-as-you-go’ lessons

Open to all who can payThe Association of Private Schools today launched a new service which allows state-school pupils to experience fee-paying lessons on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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Posted: Apr 21st, 2009
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Useless middle-class soccer kids consoled with promise of nicer lives

Football coach‘You are all going to get well paid jobs in a warm dry office. They are going to have to lift heavy things in the rain for a pittance.’

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Posted: Oct 24th, 2006
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