Epigraph: The first topic for consideration today is this: will it be feasible for the working masses to know complete emancipation as long as the education available to those masses continues to be inferior to that bestowed upon the bourgeois, or, in more general terms, as long as there exists any class, be it numerous or otherwise, which, by virtue of birth, is entitled to a superior education and a more complete instruction?
Does not the question answer itself?
(Mikhail Bakunin, anarchist, "Equality in Education", Egalité, July 31, 1869)
Author's note: [For "masses" read Australian children without financial or social access to elite schools and for "bourgeois" read those who have]
Answer: Does the question answer itself? Well, Mikhail, not quite, but yes. Well, YES.