Independent Schools Cause More Harm Than Good. Discuss

Private schools (also known as ‘independent schools’) charge fees to attend instead of being funded by the government. A lot of controversy has been raised over public schooling versus private schooling. However, the choice lies with the parents of school age children.
    Socialists who begin their starting point of analysis from the collective would argue that private schools are not good for the society. This is mainly because it reduces social cohesion and promotes inequality among social class. One of the main functions of education is to bring everyone in society together so pupils can learn from each other and socialise together. Private schools do not do that; instead they separate working class children from middle class children. Children that go to private schools are then able to top professional jobs. This is evident in the UK because 60.4 per cent of students from fee-paying schools gain a graduate job or a skilled career compared with just 46.8 per cent of other graduates. Also 71% of Senior Judges in the UK are privately educated. This shows that private education benefits just the middle class but create harm in society by expanding the existing social inequality. However Classic liberals would argue that private education do not cause harm to society, it only gives parents freedom and choice to choose where they want their children to go and this freedom creates equality in society.
    Independent schools do not always cause harm in society. One advantage of private schools compared to state schools is that private schools have smaller classes and small community atmosphere that allow for a lower students-to-teacher ratio. This allows the teachers to know the students more and to make everyone of them contribute in lessons and this help improve grade of the children. For example The Independent Schools Council (ISC) said 32% got an A* grade in GCSEs and international GCSEs (IGCSE)...