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Public schools call private parents stupid.

By johnboy - 23 October 2005 47

It wouldn’t be Sunday without Markus Mannheim making a dickhead out of himself in the Canberra Times.

Today’s semi-comprehensible effort leads by saying “STATE school bodies have challenged Canberrans”. Which is odd as we’re a territory.

A long way down the page the accuser of the allegedly brain dead private school parents is revealed as the president of the ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations, Jane Gorrie.

The gist of the story is that the public sector schools resent people choosing to pay huge sums of their own money to have their kids out of the free system.

As long as they keep thinking it’s stupidity driving this trend I suspect it will continue.

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Kerces 10:44 am 27 Oct 05

For those who can’t work out where the debate about entities and their names came from, JB started it — have another look at the original story.

“STATE school bodies have challenged Canberrans”. Which is odd as we’re a territory.

Personally I think he’s just being pedantic.

Smackbang 9:25 am 27 Oct 05

Johnboy, you’re becoming snarky, but sadly for you, you are incorrect again. The “Australian Government” is a branding initiative adopted under the Howard Government. That’s all it is – branding. The “legal entity” which you so curiously fixate on remains the Commonwealth of Australia. There is no legal entity called the Government, just as there is no legal entity called the State. But then can someone remind me why we started this debate about legal entities? The argument is getting really old.

Thumper 8:15 am 27 Oct 05

“lazy colloquialism”

Yep, I think you’re correct. And how did the topic actually come up?

Thumper 8:12 am 27 Oct 05

“lazy colloquialism”

Yep, I think you’re correct. And how did the topic actually come up?

terubo 8:05 am 27 Oct 05

…and yes, I often confuse full-stops with commas. I blame it on my private school background.

terubo 8:03 am 27 Oct 05

Rightly or wrongly. the term “State schools” is invariably used as a handy (and perhaps lazy) colloquialism. That’s all.
Go fight about something that matters.

Thumper 7:56 am 27 Oct 05

JB, public schools and education are a State and territory responsibility. Simple as that. That is why they call them State schools.

The Australian Government tm only gives supplementary funding to education.

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