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Sunday, September 03, 2006 

EDITORIAL - State financing of education

published: Sunday | September 3, 2006

THERE ARE some very worrying statistics, published in last Friday's Gleaner, which should concentrate the minds of the Education Minister and others in the policy establishment.

First, it is bad enough that a full fifth of Jamaican parents say, according to a poll conducted on behalf of this newspaper, that they will not be able to afford the cost of keeping their children in school this academic year. That is to say, assuming that teachers are not on strike over pay, many children will not find their way to the classrooms for the term which begins this week.

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