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Spartacus Utter garbage. We've been here before. Ad nauseum. What part of "subsidy" are you unable to understand? If the parents are willing to pay circa £5k per child per annum that the States would otherwise be liable for, then its impossible for there to be anything other than a big net cost to the States if the parents no longer pay anything. (a) States pay circa £2100 and parents pay the difference, or (b) States pay circa £6k to £6.5k and parents pay nothing. Its not just a no-brainer. You'd need to be lacking a brain altogether not to see that. Multiply the number of fee-paying students x £4k per annum and that is the annual amount that parents are SUBSIDISING the Education Department. The total was around £8m a year the last time I worked it out. I accept that there would be some economies of scale if some feepayers moved to the States system, but £8m a year savings? No chance! Education's bill would rise considerably. Unfortunately you are allowing your left wing beliefs to prevent you from seeing the complete lack of economic logic of your argument. But then again, logic and numbers have never been your strong point.