The public schools still turn out a large number of self-important, arrogant "leaders" and are, as ever, socially divisive, helping to perpetuate a sense of class that still bedevils this country. If they were deprived of their charitable status - a completely outdated anomaly - perhaps more parents would become interested in the state system, a significant factor in high standards. How democratic really is this country? The people's schools should be tops, not those bastions of privilege and self-congratulation - the public schools.
Dr P Tucker
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