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Never mind ‘tax raids’, Labour – just abolish private education | Owen Jones

As drivers of inequality, private schools are at the heart of Britain’s problems. Labour must be bold and radical on thisThe British class system is an organised racket. It concentrates wealth and power in the hands of the few, while 14 million Britons…

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The Guardian view on a children’s manifesto: families need more from ministers | Editorial

Opening schools at weekends for sports activities is one of a list of demands to which politicians should pay attentionChildren, says the government-appointed commissioner charged with representing their interests in England, lack a voice in politics. …

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The private school system is ‘morally rotten’. This could be the moment for its downfall | Melissa Benn

Two new pressure groups and signs of Labour leadership support are turning the tideCould we be nearing what the social historian David Kynaston calls “a long overdue historic moment”? Kynaston, a private school critic, says: “The temper of the times is…