Monday 16 October 2017

Private teachings

• Please, please, please, do not remove the subsidy from private schools. I am a parent with a young child and I want to be able to choose the best education I can for my child and, should that be provided by a private school, so be it.

I pay taxes, so I am paying for the state-run schools, just as much as I am contributing to the private schools, as the State pays the schools' wage bill. In fact, I may be contributing to the state-run schools more, as the State must provide all the equipment for them, while fees cover equipment for private schools.

It is my prerogative as a parent to pour money into my child's education if I have it to spend. I am not taking anything from the state-run schools by doing so, as my tax-contribution to them does not cease as a result.

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