Money does not buy the best education
Sir - I agree wholeheartedly with the majority of Eilis O'Hanlon's sentiments on the privilege of private schools and their questionable receipt of government money for such luxuries as the resurfacing of all-weather hockey pitches (Sunday Independent, March 25).
I take exception, however, to a common theme in such articles - the suggestion that the education one receives in such private schools is always the "best education".
I refute this suggestion as a parent of three teenage children who have attended an excellent non-fee-paying school in that bastion of privilege, south Co Dublin. The suggestion that because you pay you're getting "the best" is simply wrong.