Councillor Childs told MailOnline: "One of my children currently attends a local independent school.
"My children like all children are entitled to their privacy ... I will not say anything more on this matter other than to say that these decisions should be made by parents and carers taking into consideration each child’s unique skills, abilities and needs.
"My own family’s decisions are made on this basis and are not up for public debate. My views on the privatisation of publicly owned state schools through the academisation of publicly owned schools remain clear and should not be confused with my family’s personal decisions."Who is this chap, and just why should anyone care where he sends his children?
Councillor Nick Childs is deputy leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, and chairs the Children Young People and Schools committee in charge of education in the city.
He was elected in May as part of a slate of candidates approved by the city's active Momentum campaign group. He regularly shares tweets from Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party, and far-left pressure groups.
And he is leading the fight against plans to turn struggling Moulsecoomb primary school, rated inadequate by Ofsted, into an academy. This would pave the way for the school to accept private finance, and take it out of local authority control.
On Twitter he has slammed what he calls a "fetish for privatisation" at the Department for Education, called schools watchdog Ofsted "an enforcement agent of neoliberalism" and spoken of his "socialist vision" for education in the city. Just last week he tweeted: "Privatisation fetish won't provide our children with good education. Our city will."Ah. Now it's all clear. Just another hypocrite.