Melville Times - - Opinion -

I FELT very sad when I read Arthur's let­ter; ‘Hands off our Beloved School’, in last week's Melville Times. He is a Year 8 stu­dent at Perth Mod­ern School, which the newly elected La­bor Party is threat­en­ing to close and re­placed with a high-rise build­ing.

It is typ­i­cal that this left-wing party will want to de­stroy an es­tab­lish­ment it con­sid­ers elit­ist, even though if any elitism ex­ists it does so be­cause of its aca­demic ex­cel­lence, not the wealth of the par­ents whose chil­dren at­tend it.

It is well known for the large num­ber of dis­tin­guished grad­u­ates it produces, which have played a large part in the devel­op­ment of our State.

I per­son­ally have a sense of loss, as my great-nephew has gained en­try to this seat of learn­ing next year.

I hope that the weight of pub­lic opin­ion will pre­vail to pre­vent this sab­o­tage of one of our great­est pub­lic schools. JIM REDDYHOUGH, Wil­leton.

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