Versed for failure

29th January 2010 at 00:00

As schools run by parents are seen as yet another panacea for education, I can't help but reflect on the words of Philip Larkin (with apologies):

- They fuck you up, your mum and dad.

- They may not mean to, but they do.

- They fill you with the faults they had

- And add some extra, just for you.

Eric Smith, Liverpool.

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