I HAVE the same conflicts as many of the parents Blake Morrison spoke to. Although I could afford to send my daughter to a private school, I chose to send her to the school (Islington Green) Tony Blair rejected for his son. So am I acting irresponsibly by refusing to buy for my daughter what the state sector (at least in Islington) has difficulty delivering? It's a question which does not go away. I don't want to turn my back on the committed teachers in state education or turn away from my own commitment to a society which rejects divisive inequality.
Most importantly, I haven't felt able to take a decision which - if every other middle-class parent in Islington did the same - would result in a complete polarisation of educational provision. We mustn't act in a way which will create a society our children won't thank us for. Jenny Morris