The ANC Women’s League wants private schools to teach the same curriculum as South Africa’s public schools, while proposed changes to the education laws aim to take away power from school governing bodies when it comes to hiring staff.
According to a report by the Sunday Times, the League said private schools must not run a “parallel education system”, and cannot be “a preserve of the haves”.
You would think in any right-thinking democracy the plan would be to raise the quality of public education to compete with that of private. It angers me so much when they create the problem then insist the problem is the fault of innocent bystanders who simply realise just how bad a problem they’ve created and have taken initiative to not have the same problem.
“I’ve broken my toys and now I’m upset that your toys aren’t broken too!”