BOARDING SCHOOLS

Very interesting reading – “More Aboriginal children making it right to the top” News, 11 August, Sydney Morning Herald, but will those who constantly complain about “elite” schools read it and take in the fact that almost 3000 indigenous students are enrolled in boarding schools this year. When you calculate that every student would be costing the schools they attend at least $20,000 p.a. plus uniforms etc. it makes a sizeable contribution to the advancement of indigenous youth. Would those who complain also recognise that the parents of children attending those schools are actually the people paying for these Indigenous youth? I doubt that those who complain would be at all interested in a bit of fair thinking.
People should bear in mind that the State does not provide boarding school education as far as I know. This left to “elite” schools.

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