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will someone scold and spank me and remined me I am a stubborn socialist guardianista?

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twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:23:47

I have always made my feelings clear about private schools but the family has been working on me again and have ordered a proespectus for a private school that I have been idly flicking through and I have fallen in love with it and even - and this is a big deal for me - looked at the website.

For me this is a huge step and I am feeling sick with guilt, so guilty in fact that I have just re planned all my lessons tomorrow for my classes as some kind of penenance.

I need other socialist guardianistas to take me in hand.

StarryStarryNight Thu 28-Jun-07 23:26:19

I can think of one, havent seen her on tonight.

I can hold your hand though and comfort you in this hard and confusing time.

BBBee Thu 28-Jun-07 23:26:32


burn the prospectus

remember your roots

is it right for some people to buy a 'better' education


plummymummy Thu 28-Jun-07 23:26:56

As a job or as a school for your child?

twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:27:40

I feel in need of sack cloth and ashes.

pigleto Thu 28-Jun-07 23:27:52

you can't tell a good school from a prospectus - those things are designed by professionals to entice. If you wish to be terrible liberal and keep an open mind then you should go and take a look around.

twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:28:09

school for dd, I couldn't go completely over to the dark side

StarryStarryNight Thu 28-Jun-07 23:28:11

sorry, forgot that this is what you socialists do.....

twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:28:56

I have been to the school before with friends so I daren;t step foot near the place while I am feeling weak.

twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:30:00

I am a catholic socialist so a bit of this may be necessary!

ViciousSquirrelSpotter Thu 28-Jun-07 23:30:30

Sorry, you need to pay for that sort of service. There are dodgy sites I believe you can peruse.

Oh God, now I'm wondering if there is someone who dresses up as an East German border guard and harangues her clients.


StarryStarryNight Thu 28-Jun-07 23:30:49


StarryStarryNight Thu 28-Jun-07 23:31:27

How about a good Faith School?

twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:31:29

God no it has to be free and of poor quality or I will plunge into further depths of guilt!

twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:31:44

THis is a good faith school I have been looking at.

BBBee Thu 28-Jun-07 23:32:26

'tis not book 'tis prospectus

StarryStarryNight Thu 28-Jun-07 23:32:44

How will you feel guilty for sending your kids to a good Catholic school? I guess Catholics do guilt well. How about a BAD Catholic school, if they exist....

(My son goes to a Catholic Faith school, he love it)

plummymummy Thu 28-Jun-07 23:32:56

Tricky one. Have socialist principles and work as a nurse in the NHS. Used to say I would never leave for the private sector. Less sure about that now as the NHS becomes increasingly corporate but retains crap conditions for workers. However, re education - like you have always vowed ds would never go to a private school. Changing my mind about that would disturb me on a major level If you're still torn, the suggestion someone made to visit the school sounds like a good idea. Are the state alternatives dire?

twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:33:43

dd already goes to a good state catholic school and I get the odd guilty twinge but this is a whole new ball game of guilt.

pigleto Thu 28-Jun-07 23:34:23

I can't give you any advice as I have already gone over to the dark side. I am now regretting this decision for although ds's school is excellent in almost every way I am just about to have to cope with eight weeks of summer holiday.

plummymummy Thu 28-Jun-07 23:35:01

Oh sorry - just saw you have visited it already. What does your ds want?

BBBee Thu 28-Jun-07 23:35:08

can you be a religoius socialist?

opium of the people?

you should feel guilty about where your guilt actually stems from.

now go and put some ice cubes in your bra.

twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:36:22

State alternatives are not dire, they are good infact and dd would survive at any school, she has said she would go to the school I teach in which is considered by some, not me, to be dire and I would be fine with that as I know she will do well wherever she goes.

To be honest it is the spiritual side of the school that appeals to me as I am not sure that the local catholic secondary meets my faith requirements, I just don;t think you can beat a jesuit education.

plummymummy Thu 28-Jun-07 23:36:29

The rich man at his castle
The poor man at his gate
God made them high and lowly
And ordered their estate

twinsetandpearls Thu 28-Jun-07 23:37:10

dd, she wants to go as we have been before but she also wants her friends to go. She also wants to board which I have tried not to take personally.

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