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'If parents ran schools, there would be better results' - IRR

23 May 2018 1:10 PM
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Noting poor results, SA Institute of Race Relations's Marius Roodt says parents, not politicians should be running schools.

A report by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says that most government schools are inferior, not because of a shortage of money, but due to corruption, ideological dogma and incompetent bureaucrats.

Noting very poor results, the IRR says parents, rather than politicians should be running schools

Speaking to Ray White on The Midday Report, Researcher at SA Institute of Race Relations Marius Roodt says even though in South Africa we have resources to have good state school system, they found that 80% of the state schools are failing.

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They are not giving kids an opportunity to get a good start in school and an opportunity to succeed later on in life in the world or at university.

Marius Roodt, Researcher at SA Institute of Race Relations

Part of it is because of trade unions and issues around politicians and so on. Our research has found if parents are involved in the running of the school then results are generally better.

Marius Roodt, Researcher at SA Institute of Race Relations

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23 May 2018 1:10 PM
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