Yup. And the Scandinavian education systems are amongst the best in the world.
I dont think we will lose state education, I think we will end up with the scandinavian model where they have both state and independent schools which may not charge fees. The funding is with the child, not the school
I agree with the view that lower school teaching should be done by qualified people - teaching a 5 year old is *very* different to teaching a 16 year old.
I say again - I am not comparing unqualified teachers with teachers with no experience of the real world, or parenthood or any of that.
Maybe at senior school level an unqualified specialist is a good thing - but at my school's level, i think the best teachers are those with a teaching qualification and real-world experience