Thursday, October 06, 2005

Educational subsidies

Why should parents who send their children to private schools expect a tax rebate for opting out of the state sector? People without children do not receive rebates for saving Government money!

However, the Assisted Places Scheme (APS) should be reintroduced as it gave bright children from poorer backgrounds (Core Labour supporters?) an "escape route", an opportunity for a first class education often denied in the state sector. Why is Labour so keen to reduce social mobility? Labour should have widened access to the APS, not scrapped it.

Only people on higher incomes can now ensure a good education for their children, Labour MPs perhaps!?!

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