She was on benefits when she left her husband and again when my dad lost his job,
We all went to a private primary school
My sister has 4 children and then her fob's ****ed off to brisbane,
She is on the spp, currently 2 children go to a private primary schooll, next year it will be 3, the year after 4.
It will cost her 40 dollars a week to send her children there, she values that school so she finds the money.
Not only.the wealthy afford private schooling
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You also said the experience your child had at a public school was terrible. So advocate for others who can't afford even a low fee private school, because some people can't afford that.
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20-04-2012 21:43 #174
We can afford to send our children to Private schools and we have looked into the ones near us but in the end have enrolled our DD1 into a public school. I was in public school up until half way through year 9 and then a catholic school for the rest of my schooling after moving to a new town. I have considered doing public schooling for primary but then private for high school but from experience with changing schools, and my best friend in year 7 having to go from our class to a completely different high school I will probably continue with public through to year 12. I think deep down if I child wants to learn they will do so regardless of where they attend school.
20-04-2012 21:45 #175
That there are public schools falling apart is a disgrace, but again I question the link you make between the two. In the scenario you suggest, the state governments are not contributing enough to schools in need, and need to increase funding. Let's talk about where they can find that funding by all means, but why the automatic assumption that it should come out of other childrens' education?
Again, we know that two different systems of government provide the bulk of the funding for public and private schools. Let's talk about what state governments can do to increase public school funding, rather than asking the federal government to reduce private school funding. In terms of the economy the two are hardly even linked!
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20-04-2012 21:54 #178
The federal government has superior resources and revenue raising ability, so funding should come from them.
If you add up ALL funding from elite schools, an average of $15,000 a year is spent on each student, but only $11,000 on average for catholic and public school students. Quite a difference when most disadvantaged public schools have to supply everything, don't you think?
20-04-2012 21:55 #179
a parent can afford the equivilant to a low income job in fees for one child every year, they don't need the money. and again, I'm not talking about the small catholic school charging 5k a year.
That would be like saying that someone on 500k a year should get the same govt benefits as a single mum on 15k. That's why means testing exists. To help those who are lower income in favour of those that are wealthy and don't need it.
Having a system where elite private schools with rich parents are getting the same funding as public means the rich have a huge advantage. How is that fair? I have no objection to people spending 30-40k on education if they wish, but by virtue of that cost they clearly don't need help nor does the school.
20-04-2012 21:55 #180
I just texted my girlfriend whose daughter is in year 6 at PLC, she said she pays $18k per year which gradually goes up to $25k for year 12 so not $40k as suggested!
She and her husband work full time , in what I would call middle income jobs and she works a second job, 3 nights a week to cover her kids education
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