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

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.

READ: Lesufi 'waging war on Afrikaans' - Afriforum

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

Listen below to the full interview:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Low cost MBA designed to open up access to higher education

Low cost MBA designed to open up access to higher education

The low-cost version of the course would require students to submit a portfolio of their work based on NQF levels.

Can you help victims of fire at a WC school for the deaf?

Can you help victims of fire at a WC school for the deaf?

A number of learners lost all of their possessions following the fire at De la Bat School on Monday.

New history curriculum in SA schools to be more Afrocentric

New history curriculum in SA schools to be more Afrocentric

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the new history curriculum has to be more inclusive.

Lesufi gives Parktown Boys High feedback on sexual assault probe

Lesufi gives Parktown Boys High feedback on sexual assault probe

The Gauteng Education MEC visited the school on Tuesday morning to report back on sexual allegations investigation and more.

[WATCH] 'These thugs need to be arrested and rot in jail'- Bongani Bingwa

[WATCH] 'These thugs need to be arrested and rot in jail'- Bongani Bingwa

Bongani Bingwa shares his thoughts on the Panyaza Lesufi 'effigy' incident on Wednesday.

'These morons came to "hang" me!  - Panyaza Lesufi

'These morons came to "hang" me! - Panyaza Lesufi

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi reacts to threats he has been receiving as a result of his dual language policy.

 GP Education launches Nuclear Technology Schools of Specialisation

GP Education launches Nuclear Technology Schools of Specialisation

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi spoke to Aubrey Masango about plans in place to open more specialist schools.

Gauteng schools online registration off to a 'good start'

Gauteng schools online registration off to a 'good start'

Gauteng MEC for education gives an update on the online registration for 2019.

Gauteng school registrations opens online

Gauteng school registrations opens online

Parents have from 18 April until 28 May to register their children online.

'Pupil violence in schools should be looked at holistically'

'Pupil violence in schools should be looked at holistically'

Social work lecturer Dr Poppy Masinga gives advice on how the education department should help curb school violence.

How to tackle the rise of school pupil violence against teachers in SA

How to tackle the rise of school pupil violence against teachers in SA

Naptosa's Basil Manuel says incidents of violence against teachers is under-reported as teachers are ashamed to admit it happens.

High Court sets aside GP Edu Dept instruction in Afrikaans school case

High Court sets aside GP Edu Dept instruction in Afrikaans school case

Judge Bill Prinsloo has found that the department did not have the authority to unilaterally override the school’s language policy and that it failed to assess the school’s capacity to accommodate the pupils.

71 000 parents have not yet responded to offers of school placement says GDE

71 000 parents have not yet responded to offers of school placement says GDE

The Gauteng Department of Education is pleading with parents to accept placements to avoid further delays in the system.

 Kids going hungry during school holidays a concern for GDE says Panyaza Lesufi

Kids going hungry during school holidays a concern for GDE says Panyaza Lesufi

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi says systems need to be put in place to prevent the hunger of school going children.

Popular articles
'It turns out DA MP Natasha Mazzone was right about load shedding'

'It turns out DA MP Natasha Mazzone was right about load shedding'

Last month, Eskom shut down claims by the Democratic Alliance that load shedding was on the cards.

[WATCH] Commuters on station stop train from hitting passenger

[WATCH] Commuters on station stop train from hitting passenger

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] How many people does it take to park a car?

[WATCH] How many people does it take to park a car?

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

'We discuss stocks and options with our children at the dinner table'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Basetsana Kumalo about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

'Had abuser been a male teacher, we would have had a crazy outcry from society'

Pundits discuss the sexual misconduct allegations at Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town.

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

It’s better to start late than never! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeanette Marais.

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.