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The private school dilemma

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The private school dilemma

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THE RISE IN state-sponsored education inherently caused the decline of many private schools says a senior academic, but he hinted that race and social status might be playing a role in why others continue to thrive today.

Historian Professor Pedro Welch believes there are several reasons why some of these schools have closed their doors, while others have been able to continue.

Welch’s remarks were made when he delivered a lecture on The Challenges And Contribution Of The Private Schools Since 1950, held recently at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed.

Even though he did not speak to the issue of race or class throughout his discourse, in response to an audience member’s question, Welch said these were factors that could not be ignored when speaking about why some schools failed after Government’s investment in public schools, while others have done well. (SDB Media)



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