Whenever the Guardians of the existing order claim that someone or something is unfit or unsuitable (as in private schools being unfit or producing unfit citizens), or that only the state schools produce “good education”, we must ask “good for what?”, “fit for what?” and “suitable for what?”, because it is not the job of government to tell us what our deepest values and ends should (or must) be.

(William Bentley Ball, Mere Creatures of the State, 1994)