A charter school is a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the established state school system
Dr Mehta, himself a graduate of Oriel, said: "As a product of the state school system
, I'm always keen that our brightest state students don't feel intimidated by the Oxbridge process.
They are Edith Hubbe (nee Cook), 1859-1942, who began her career as a pupil teacher in the fledgling state school system
, became well known in the state of South Australia as a leader in the late nineteenth century movement for girls' academic secondary schooling and established a private school.
While the programme has long been popular among students from private schools on both sides of the divide, the response within the state school system
has been more muted.
When education became compulsory in England from 1877, infant schools were incorporated into the state school system
. The late 1960s and 1970s saw hundreds of infant schools in Britain abolished in favour of 5-8 or 5-9 first schools, but some of these were then abolished in favour of a return to infant schools by the early 1980s, and most of them have now followed suit.
We were about to announce a strike last year, but we received the following message: 'Cancel your strike, and we will enter into negotiations with you.' Director-General of the Ministry of Education Michal Cohen even proposed that we become part of the official state school system
. It was only when we tried to find out what was meant by the term 'official' that we realized how it would actually mean the end of this unique educational enterprise, which produced hundreds of thousands of students in Israel.
So, things were better in a state school system
with Scotland as part of the UK?
If you think our state school system
is being starved of resources to fund their Free Schools programme, wait until you see what they have in store.
Meanwhile, our lamentable state school system
will stagger on, turning out pupils who can barely write their own names.
Prior to coming to Oman she worked in the Irish State School system
for several years.
This is the country that we live in, and for a textbook to be propagating an Islamic religion is not acceptable." Under the US doctrine of separation of church and state, a state school system
cannot advocate on behalf of any faith.