Excellent article by Will Hutton also in today’s Observer about class and private education, the great taboo – yes, still – in public and political debate.
For the moment, I will simply refer to one statistic quoted by Hutton. Ten million people in this country earn £15000 a year or less, and there are a further three million who do not make themselves available for employment: who are, in other words, chronically unemployed. To which I add my own statistic: most private schools cost circa £15000 a year; some, incredibly, a great deal more than that.
A level playing field for all our children? You work it out!