Parents should be able to choose their school

AUSTRALIA is spending more and more on school education – yet students’ results are deteriorating compared with other countries.

Results at Australia’s Catholic and independent schools are better than most government schools.

Donald Trump recently promised to commit $20 billion towards a program called “School Choice” – families to receive vouchers ensuring that the money follows the child to whatever school the parents choose.

Mr Trump says: “School choice is the civil rights issue of our time.”

Good thinking, Australia might do well to follow his example.

Arnold Jago,

Nichols Point

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