State school costs hit hard at this time of the year. Every kid having a laptop at school is highly debatable in terms of its educational worth but Principals clearly think they need to keep up with the school down the road.
Fairfax and the Herald both carry articles this morning on school costs.
In the Fairfax article Angela Roberts of the PPTA throws the blame on the taxpayer (via the government):
Post Primary Teachers’ Association president Angela Roberts said costs for parents were rising as the Government “abdicated responsibility” for costs of learning essentials.
“There is a mismatch between what New Zealand really wants for their kids and what the Government will fund,” she said.
Charter Schools are a lot cheaper for families – no donations and many costs such as uniform,stationery and IT covered. Â Â Read more »