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Letters extra: Rich pupils taking up state school places

It would reduce class sizes in state schools, and thus improve "working-class" pupils' chances of a better education if "middle-class" families' children currently taking up places in state schools attended independent schools. It is a scandal that well-off politicians and other well-paid professionals' children are taking the free education that others are entitled to, like child allowance, but do not need.
This would also have the knock-on of increasing class sizes in the independent sector and levelling the playing fields.
Frederick Rapsey

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