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Unfair advantage

IN response to her letter (TES, October 18), I would like to ask Susie Matthews one question. Does she believe that private education confers an advantage in terms of reduced class size and less disruption? If so, then it is right that universities should be aware of that and attempt to redress the balance in favour of the less advantaged, so that we open up higher education to the most able students. If she believes that it offers no advantages, why is she wasting her money? My daughter went to the excellent local comprehensive, because I have faith in the schools in which I teach.

Jane Goodwin

6 Butterworth Way

Greenfield, Saddleworth

Oldham

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