When will schools be held accountable for failings?
With regard to the letter ‘Will for-profit schools ever put kids before cash’, I think the question that actually needs to be asked is, when is it going to be possible to hold a school to account for not fulfilling their written and verbal promises and obligations that have secured the pupils going there in the first place? As parents we have to sign a contract annually and our side of the bargain is to ensure that fees are paid on time for the services sold. If we don’t pay, our children have to leave the school. Simple. So, who regulates the application of the continuous ‘sales’ pitches and obligations of a school that they use in order to secure this contract with the customer (parent) in the first place? How can customers ensure that they are either executed or not actively reversed with little or no formal communication? The Education authorities in Dubai need to ensure that for-profit schools are held accountable for blatant mis-selling, so that parents are capable of making a truly informed decision on where to send their children to school. FFT Dubai