I don't doubt fees have continued to increase, but that was happening 20 years ago.
Sweden's marginal tax rate is 56.6%. They are highest in the world I believe!
I believe the reason people in Australia feel duped paying tax is because they aren't happy with the way they're being spent, because politicians spend too long slinging sh!t and not actually coming up with any new policies or ways to spend tax $$ (TA, I'm looking at you.)
Just quietly, I am considering moving to Sweden. Just gotta convince DP she wants to live in her homeland.
Love this from the article
"Overall though, he says, 'Swedes are very attached to the idea of the state as the People's Home. Everyone in society is under the same roof, everyone will be protected. Sweden is now a more diverse society, but this idea still persists.'"
No wonder why they're so damn happy!
Haven't read the whole thread (plus don't have a school aged child) but I really think they need to keep it if SOME schools insist on having high price items on their 'book lists'.
i just found out a family member who's son started public high school was required to purchase a compulsory iPad- she was fine with that as he had one purchased less then a year ago, but no, the one he had was a 16gb and the school informed her she needed to purchase a 32gb!!! I was gob smacked!!!
Sure the school is in a reasonably affluent area but its a large school so not all families are from the affluent areas, not to mention those in the affluent areas who are already doing it tough!!
Private school I could somewhat understand but a public school???? I don't get it!
That's my rrant
Stiflers Mom (05-02-2013)
What about the poor kids whose parents can't afford an I-pad? They must feel like crap.
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