Schools minister ‘shocked’ at hostile attitude towards private schools

Times Educational Supplement (TES), 21/01/2013: A former venture capitalist-turned-government minister has told of his “shock” at the negative attitudes some teachers hold towards private schools. The views of some state-school staff  were “quite hostile” towards the independent sector, Lord Nash told a conference. 

“In many poor-performing state schools there is still a challenge to break down these divisive attitudes,” the minister said. The boarding school-educated minister spoke as he praised partnerships between state and private schools, which he said had succeeded in breaking down the “formidable” barriers between the sectors.

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