Thursday, 17 March 2011
A growing number of parents in our society choose to make deep financial and lifestyle sacrifices to bear the primary responsibility for the education of their children. They are choosing to do so by directing their children’s upbringing through home schooling and private schools.
Very often, they have done this with quiet resolve; paying for their child’s tuition and expenses while also paying for the public-at-large’s public education system in which they do not participate.
Now, as a result of budget cuts subsequent to a period of record spending on public education, voices of complaint such as from Mr. Fitzsimon are heard ringing in difficult times for public education ahead.