Yes, I would. My attitude to private education has changed over the last ten years, particularly since I taught in a secondary school myself for a year. These days I feel that 'principles' are great, but you can't adhere to every one of them you've got. Yes, it would be great if every kid regardless of background or wealth went to the same school, but we don't live in a Utopia and it aint gonna happen. And even when kids from different backgrounds do go to the same school, they rarely associate with socio-economically different others after the first year -- they fall into cliques and start to bully the poor 'outsider' kids (either richer, poorer, smaller, taller, white, black, asian, whatever dependent on the majority group identity). So I now believe you've got to choose your battles; otherwise, you burn out politico-mentally, your life becomes fraught with stress and difficulty trying to maintain an unmanageable stance. I reckon I've come down to maybe four key socio-political concepts that are important to me and that I practice on a regular basis. I've dropped the anti-private health and education facility thing because, actually, I reckon it's a false debate -- a way to 'prove' your credentials at someone else's expense is never a good indicator of anything. And my comprehensive school was regarded quite well in our area, but I look back at it and it was a poor show really -- the only kids that did well (ie. above 3 Cs at A level, less than 10% of our year -- 200 pupils in a year -- sitting A level exams) were those with teachers as parents. I came out three years behind kids that had gone to private schools. It's a bloody good job my grandmother had a good bookcase; otherwise, I'd have never got anywhere. And I mean that.