Ex­clu­sive pri­vate schools are not very Chris­tian

Irish Independent - - The Week -

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

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