Wednesday 19 September 2018

Money does not buy the best education

Ten families met gardai last Thursday to discuss complaints that range from alleged belittling or humiliation of their children in class, to allegations of verbal abuse and inappropriate punishments. (Stock photo)
Ten families met gardai last Thursday to discuss complaints that range from alleged belittling or humiliation of their children in class, to allegations of verbal abuse and inappropriate punishments. (Stock photo)
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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.

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