I have written in the past about our choices for the boy’s education and like so many family decisions it is based on a whole range of criteria. I don’t remember Ruth Kelly being particularly damning about private education so I don’t think the the cries of hypocrisy will stick.
The reaction from other Labour MPs will be interesting, one has already said that this is a “slap in the face” to teachers, this is rubbish. There are some great teachers in some appalling schools and if your nearest school is not as good as you want you should do what you have to do to look after your child.
If the government wasn’t so prescriptive many more parents could make the right choices for their children too.