He has criticised the way education in Jersey is run, saying that the building of new schools, and suggested ideas like giving free nursery care to all children up to the age of three, do nothing more than drive up taxes and deliver less.
He said that he may even consider a vote of no confidence in Education Minister Mike Vibert.
Senator Shenton is now asking parents to get together at a public meeting next month to discuss what they want from Education.
He and St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft have organised a meeting at the Town Hall on 18 September, along with representatives from the Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship, the Parents Action Group and the University Funding Action Group.
Senator Shenton said that the comments of Senator Vibert never ceased to amaze him.
‘His latest proclamation on extending free nursery care to children up to three is another nail in the coffin of private nurseries – despite the fact that the private sector can be vastly superior to an inefficient and expensive public sector.
Do we really live in a society which believes that the state can bring up children better than their parents? A society in which two working parents are the model family unit and everything is done to get the mother out to work?