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Money needs to be put back into the education system

Editor:

Re: “Start charging for ESL,” Letters, July 9.

Well said Ron Hyde!  I have been saying this for the past few years and absolutely agree with you 200 per cent.

May I add, maybe there should be annual fees charged to attend public school and the government supplement funding, like the private schools, which currently gets more percentage in funding than public schools. It would be of great interest as to what percentage of ESL students attending private schools.

Fees for attending summer school, whether one fails course(s) or taking additional credits to graduate or entrance to university or college.  It isn’t the education system nor the educators’ fault that one fails courses, the need to take extra credits or that one is ESL. These are student’s and parents choices, not the educators or the system.

Money needs to be put back into the education system, which simply cannot continue the way it is.

Cathy Hughes

Richmond

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