Charity Status for Private Schools and Independent Schools (Public Schools). UK.

I am on the PTFA commitee for an Independent School. Independent or Private School Teachers. Parent Teachers and Friends Association.
All parents; however, rich or poor, contribute a great deal of time and money to School! I am sure that all Schools (public or private or state) do the same, but the Private School Parent has the enormous burden of compulsory fees to pay (not all can afford the fees or should, but they do for many varied reasons – half the class size being one). Independent Schools Inspectorate and Independent Schools Council. Charity Commissioners. Government, and its use, and its fascination, as some source of a ‘blind’ to justify their lack of foresight and investment in their own sector, combined with the ‘politics of envy’: not getting to the basic routes of inequality and making all our lives worse, not far better, as they reasonably should!
The body also said that the question of tax breaks needed to be put into the context of the £2bn per year that the existence of independent schools saves the state education sector. 
"There is a two-way relationship between charities and society – registered charities enjoy considerable benefits in terms of their reputation and the tax advantages that go with their status," said the Charity Commission’s chairman, Suzi Leather.
I would say that the Parents who send their children to Independent or Private Schools (Preparatory Schools and Public Schools) saving the rest of the population £2 bn in revenue are doing more than their bit’ in the first place!
I wonder what action we will be talking about at the next PTFA meeting.
I have suggested booking all our kids into State Schools…
Withdrawing our present and future enormous commitments to Charity…
Wake up: Government and Charity Commissioners. Nice jobs if you can get one, but your jobs might be the next on the list. And, especially, as how badly the economy is doing so far this year! Devaluing our fees and our teachers is not acceptable – we all are not Eton’s or Harrow’s or Wellington’s with millions of pounds in bursaries. We all know which type of school is causing ‘social exclusion’ and ours is not one of those, so please, get to the route of the problems!
Ref, William Williams Charity.

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond
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