Tag Archives: social segregation

Is it me or the system?

If, in public discourse, state benefit claimants are all free-loading scroungers, how long before the same applies to those who “claim” free, state education for our kids? This is topical this week, following a £33,000 a year public school head’s … Continue reading

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The money we earn . . .

The good money we earn – is it ours by divine right? Did we work so hard for it that we are right to feel affronted by demands to donate any portion of it to those less well-endowed, who didn’t? … Continue reading

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Not reading at 5? A scandal!

A lot of media noise last week about the British school starting age, prompted by an academics’ letter to Education Minister Michael Gove. I have versions of this discussion every summer, since my own child started reception two years ago, … Continue reading

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Making Political Personal: how private schools divide

“I saw Carrie yesterday,” announced my partner. “She’s still on maternity leave, but the baby’s almost a year now and she’s going back to work next week. She asked after you.” Carrie – not her real name – was my … Continue reading

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