Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Troubled children might go to Eton

Here`s a propaganda piece that links risk and poverty while elite schools are set to come to the rescue:

"Public schools are launching a new diversity drive that will see children who risk being put into care offered places at Eton College and Harrow School instead."

"Under the initiative, named The Boarding Schools Partnership, youngsters from some of the most vulnerable families will enrol at some of Britain`s top boarding schools..."

"Harrow, Rugby, Benenden and Eton are among the schools taking part. Colin Morrison, chair of the Boarding Schools Partnership, said the school fees, typically ranging from £25,000-£39,000 a year, will be covered by their local councils."

"This is far less expensive than keeping a child in care, which costs at least £100,000 a year, but does not include the cost of care for children during school holidays..."

"In the past, similar schemes have previously failed to get off the ground. Earlier this year, a multi-million pound Government backed project to give disadvantaged children free places at top boarding schools was axed because social workers have `low aspirations`  and are failing to make referrals."

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