Saturday 29 April 2017

Equality is a desirable goal, but at what cost?

David Quinn

David Quinn

HOW would you like it if the Government took from you the power to decide which school your child should go to? You wouldn't? I thought not.

And yet this is what is proposed in a new Combat Poverty Agency report issued this week. An essay in this report suggests that if we are serious about tackling educational inequality then some kind of a centralised authority must be established that will decide what children should go to which school.

Such an authority would ensure that children from the middle class and the working class would be mixed together in the right proportions and therefore a more level playing pitch would be created. The only realistic way to carry out this policy would be through bussing on a massive scale, that is, huge numbers of children would be bussed between neighbourhoods each day.

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