Exclusive private schools are not very Christian
IRRESPECTIVE of the closing of the ‘entry into third level’ gap between fee-paying and public schools, the advantaged can indirectly buy their way into third-level colleges.
No doubt this will be disputed but why do some parents pay substantial fees for their offspring to attend private schools? And save us all the old palaver about other aspects of these schools’ curricula being the reasons for choosing these schools.
What is more galling is that nearly all of these schools proclaim to have a Christian ethos. I’m sure Jesus Christ would be proud of exclusive fee-paying schools and the use of public money to support them. Joseph Mackey
Athlone, Co Westmeath