· She introduced the most radical reform of education since 1944 and compulsory free education.
· For a number of years there had been criticism of State Schools.
· It was worrying for many, especially the left leaning middle classes, that many of the middle classes sent their children to fee paying schools, despite the money spent on state education. I
· n the mid-1980s, private schools were flourishing like never before.
· In the 1988 Education Act, Thatcher introduced the following reforms;