Classes open to the talented poor
The article tells a different story - he thinks that private schools should be open only to highly-talented poor children.
This claim is not consistent with moving towad greater educational equality, nor is it good for many of the talented poor.
In siphoning off some of the talented poor from the state sector, private schools add a benefit to those children, but at huge costs to those children left in the state schools. The less talented are deprived of the critical mass of a peer group.
Harry Brighouse Professor of philosophy of education Institute of Education University of London