Pri­vate de­bate goes pub­lic

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With ref­er­ence to the school fund­ing de­bate the govt should adopt the sys­tem used in North Amer­ica where you nom­i­nate that your taxes go to ei­ther state or pri­vate schools. BH 4817 To state school sup­porter, I am on your side. I have 4 kids that go to dif­fer­ent schools some state and some catholic wher­ever the fos­ter par­ent lives. I can barely get by on child sup­port and ben­e­fits so I couldn’t af­ford to pay ex­tra money for school, so when wel­fare lets my kids come home they will be go­ing to state schools. D Ayr State School Sup­porter, it was you who in­sin­u­ated that peo­ple who sent their kids to pri­vate schools were akin to snobs. Now you’re of­fended at the re­sponse and call­ing it abuse! You opened that can of worms with ur bit­ter, un­founded crit­i­cism and child­ish com­par­i­son of state v pri­vate or re­li­gious school par­ents. Can I send my kid where I choose with­out some gen­er­al­is­ing stranger spit­ting in­ept com­ments? Worry about where u send ur kids and if ur happy, shut it! The silly school­yard ‘‘ I’m bet­ter than you’’ men­tal­ity you ig­nited cer­tainly doesn’t strengthen your opin­ion. Miguel Tsv State school sup­porter I pay taxes TOO. Just be­cause I choose a catholic school for its ethics and ex­cel­lent teach­ers does not mean that the govt shouldn’t fund some of my child’s ed­u­ca­tion. I pay the school fees and pay taxes but u seem 2 want me 2 pay 4 yr kids 2! car­men avale To LS of Bush­land Beach what an uneducated nar­row-minded state­ment that was re­gard­ing state school par­ents. You dis­gust me I only hope that you are alone in your up your­self opin­ions. If you’re big enough to say that why don’t you let ev­ery­one know your name? Ashamed are you? Sara a state school ‘‘ work­ing par­ent’’ @ Alice River To LS Bush­land Beach, my hus­band and I are both serv­ing mem­bers of the mil­i­tary and both of our chil­dren go to a state school, we don’t re­ceive any ben­e­fits from the gov­ern­ment and have both served our coun­try over­seas, that doesn’t make us trailer trash as you put it. Maybe you should take a good long look at your­self!! Hard work­ing mum, Kir­wan. State school sup­porter maybe take a look in­side these schools be­tween 8-3 most of these kids r outta con­trol an dis­re­spect­ful 2wards teach­ers an class­mates pub­lic school classes r 2 big 4 a start 33 2 a class bit much an the girls walkn around with skirts rolld up talkn trash 2 the boys not a good ex­am­ple. Iggy Park is a great school full of great staff al­ways there 4 the kids happy 2 pay 4 a top ed­u­ca­tion 4 my son and I am not on a huge salary they don’t judge. Proud pri­vate school mum

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