Time is right to tear down 'old boy network' run by schools
Published 08/04/2015 | 02:30
Our national schools and community schools are supposed to be for everybody. However, this is not the case. Some potential students seeking entry are given preferential treatment based on the fact that previous family members attended. Even our heralded community schools are reeking of elitism and nepotism.
We hear of matriculation requirements for enrolment at what are supposed to be wide-open educational establishments. Then there are the publicly-funded denominated religious ethos schools selecting students based on which church they belong to.
We should not be surprised, however, that the Government is clamping down on schools funded by taxpayers, in confining legacy or lineage places to a small percentage. This percentage still represents bias and prejudice, which should never be encouraged in a educational setting.