Friday, April 24, 2015

The Public Education Racket in Ontario: Down the Money Hole

Little Lord Snowflake
Every Sunday Victoria Leonard has a date – with a math tutor.

The 15-year-old Grade 10 student isn’t failing. She has a decent A- average, and last year made the honour roll at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario.

But high marks won’t necessarily put her ahead of the pack once high school is over, which is why, once a week, she meets with a private tutor, at a cost of $40 an hour, to boost her grades.

“Competition is fierce to get into a good university,” says her mother, Christine Leonard. “An 80-per-cent average just doesn’t cut it any more.”

Tutoring to advance a student’s grades, even when those grades are already high, is a growing trend, especially among those who can afford the private one-on-one educational service.  (more...)

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