Melbourne Church of England Grammar School is at it again. What recession? Snort. Since we moved here some six years ago, this is the third major building project undertaken. It is a school for the elite, or was. Now it is subsidised by Mrs Nguyen who gets up at five thirty in the morning, prepares food for her family, goes off to work all day in a factory, comes home and does what a wife and mother does in the evening and falls exhaustedly into a six hour slumber and pays her taxes. Some of Mrs Nguyen's taxes support this school. The government school where she sends her children could only dream of having the facilities, resources and education standards to be had at MGS.
I ain't having a go at you if your children attend a private school. Good on yer. If I had children and I could afford it, I would probably do the same, but it just ain't right for public money to be lavished on private schools while so many state schools are in a very poor condition. If people want a posh education, let them pay for it. If they want a religious education, let them pay for it.