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I went to a state school and eventually taught in one and I am appalled by what’s happening to them now.
I believe that all children should have equality of opportunity in education and, as far as I am concerned, that means no privilege due to an accident of birth and it also means the end of Public Schools. Unfortunately this is unlikely to happen as too many people with influence have a vested interests in maintaining the status quo.
As a child I attended state schools and then trained as an Art teacher. Following that training I worked in the printing industry for a number of years eventually retraining as a teacher of Design and Technology. I then taught in a High School and later in a Middle School . When I retired from teaching I worked for the Local Educational Authority as an assessment consultant, training teachers to use appropriate software for tracking pupil progress. Now I have retired completely and I watch in horror as the state system of education is torn apart.