Former Eton head accuses Theresa May of attacking private schools like an ‘Olympic sport’

The Mail on Sunday is reporting that the former head of Eton College has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of turning attacks on private schools into ‘an Olympic sport’.

Tony Little responded to radical education reforms announced by Theresa May last week, dismissing her claim that private schools were ‘divorced from normal life’.

Mr Little made his remarks in an article for today’s Mail on Sunday, as shockwaves reverberated after Mrs May lifted the ban on new grammar schools on Friday.

…Mr Little hit back at Mrs May’s threat to cut tax perks enjoyed by private schools with charitable status, if they did not do more to help pupils in state schools.

He said: ‘It seems taking a potshot at independent schools is well on the way to becoming an Olympic sport.’

Mr Little accused her of falling ‘into the trap of assuming independent schools are a uniform body of self-seeking bastions of privilege with overflowing coffers and a blithe disregard for “normal life”.’

More at: Former Eton head accuses Theresa May of attacking private schools like an ‘Olympic sport’ as he insists fee paying establishments are ‘woven into our national story of education’

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  1. gov2

    assuming independent schools are a uniform body of self-seeking bastions of privilege with overflowing coffers and a blithe disregard for “normal life”

    That may not be what private schools are but it is certainly why they are so prized by their rabid supporters.

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