Tuesday 19 September 2017

Fee-paying or free, improve all schools

'It’s not surprising that fee-paying schools provoke envy and anger, especially when one considers that the taxpayer subsidises them to the tune of more than €80m a year' (Stock pic)
'It’s not surprising that fee-paying schools provoke envy and anger, especially when one considers that the taxpayer subsidises them to the tune of more than €80m a year' (Stock pic)
Editorial

Editorial

Fee-paying schools are by definition elitist. They tend to have smaller classes, better facilities, and generally send a higher proportion of students to university than schools in the free education scheme.

A disproportionately large percentage of surgeons, doctors, dentists, lawyers and other professionals come from their ranks.

Who wouldn't like to attend a school in an old castle on 500 acres that has its own nine-hole golf course in Co Kildare, or one in the Dublin mountains that looks like a set from a 'Harry Potter' movie?

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