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How would Independent schools fare as state schools.

How would Independent schools fare as state schools.

Judging from the newspaper reactions, the Labour Party’s plan to abolish private schools touches a nerve in the English psyche. It is seemingly more difficult for people to imagine the nationalisation of private schools than the nationalisation of hospitals, railways or water suppliers.

The Labour Party has not as yet spelled out the detail of how this would be done or achieved. The phrase “integration into the state sector” has been used. Presumably this means that independent schools would not be closed but would rather be nationalised. They would convert to the status of a state school either as an academy (although these are perhaps to be abolished also) or as a local-authority maintained school.

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I think our own experience may enlighten those who wonder how such a policy could be executed.

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