The local public school here charges a $50 levy for supplies, I don't know exactly what it covers, but students are given the supplies prior to payment. It's technically compulsory but I don't think children are penalised for non payment.
The idea that children should miss out on things due to parents non payment relies on the fact that parents will actually care if their child misses out, as well as them actually having money.
share a book (26-02-2012)
yeah well if you know a mum that can pay then that proves it right there!
pay, cause she can!
I am seriously shaking my head. If they charge for public schools, our children will suffer. All our children, not just the ones that can afford
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I think its not right to squabble amongst each other. Blame the government for its serious lack of funding because that's the real issue and why schools are forced to ask for money in the first place.
Ana Gram (26-02-2012)
Look at the Howard years, you can't say they didn't have the money to put in education? Look what's happening now as a result, our schools are worse than ever.
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