Labour plans to abolish all independent and private schools have met with fierce criticism from parents and tax experts.
Plans voted through at the Labour Party Conference would strip parents of their right to choose how their own children are educated and cost the country £7 billion just to pursue this socialist ideology. They also ignore that families who are sending their children to private schools are already paying for the education of kids who don’t go to independent schools as well as their own children saving the school system some £3.5b a year. The plans also ignore the number of places offered to families from less well-off backgrounds through scholarships and bursaries supporting aspiration, and the jobs and revenue created through independent schools.
In combination with their plans to nationalise the rail, water and energy companies at a cost of £200b to the country, this mindless pursuit of an outdated left-wing ideology I believe will be deeply damaging to the future of our country.
Together with some concerned secondary school students we have started a petition to be submitted to Birmingham City Council objecting to these plans. If you wish to sign it please follow the link here.