The Public Schools Commission: ‘Impractical, Expensive and Harmful to Children’?

  title={The Public Schools Commission: ‘Impractical, Expensive and Harmful to Children’?},
  author={Nicholas W. Hillman},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={511 - 531}
In the mid-1960s, the Labour government established a Commission to devise the best way of integrating Britain's elite independent schools with the state-financed school system. Despite—and because of—the left's scepticism of private education, the Commission faced enormous obstacles and their solution of state-subsidised boarding places was seen as unworkable, unaffordable and unpopular. Government papers help to explain the various reasons why the Commission's proposals were not implemented… 
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