Education is NEVER free. It costs a lot to educate a child. If the parent doesn’t pay, the tax payer does. The only way to make education ‘free’ for parents is to increase the amount of tax that we pay. (And pay teachers even less, lol.) So we pay for education one way or another.
Like I said in the other thread (Whoops, I hope I don’t get into trouble for ‘debating’ in the wrong thread!), we as a country are SO spoiled when it comes to education. We expect a lot of quality education for no money. In PNG, I know of families who walk their children 3 hours each way to get them to school, because they value education. I know a lot of uni’s in America charge $50,000+ to get a tertiary education. We put our money towards what we value. We as a society don’t value education, and this shows when we are unwilling to pay for it. When we are willing to pay $300 for a nintendo DS for our child, but are not willing to pay a $50 school fee, I’m sorry, but we do not value education.