Hundreds of Labour councillors campaign to end private schools in UK

iNews is reporting that hundreds of councillors have backed a campaign to abolish all 2,500 private schools across the UK in a bid to bridge the inequality gap.

The move follows an email sent to over 700 councillors by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) warning that the influx of 580,000 private school students into the state school system would result in an “unbearable burden” on council budgets.

“Unless we break up the old boys’ network that hoards power and privilege, educational inequality will continue”, it reads.

The grassroots campaign behind the letter is Labour Against Private Schools.

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