Education: Thunder on the Left

To Britain's gusty, professionally disgruntled Labor Party, the last important flags of privilege in a land now heavily socialized fly from the most offensive fortresses of all—the nation's great public (fee-charging) schools. For years, Labor leaders have stressed their blood bond with the common man by declaring ringingly that public (i.e., private) schools should be closed down—even when, as has sometimes been the case, the Labor orators have been Eton or Winchester men themselves.

Labor's committee on Education published a lengthy report last summer. Instead of thunderous denunciations of tuition institutions, it made...

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