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Funding is not fair until we all chip in together

So, schools minister Lord Hill is promising "fairer funding" across the board ("Well-off urban schools hit in cash overhaul", 15 April).

Great, but "across the board"? That would involve independent schools helping to fund the pupil premium in state schools as part of their contribution to the "Big Society" and as proof that "we're all in this together".

But we all know, don't we, that that would be a financial step too far both for those schools and for the Government.

Professor Colin Richards, Spark Bridge, Cumbria.

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