Ridding Year 1 school admissions of corruption and influence

Ridding Year 1 school admissions of corruption and influence

1.0 Introduction

Getting a child into Year 1 of school, government or private, has become a traumatic and unpleasant event.  Principals are being arrested for taking bribes, court cases are being launched, parents stand in line through the night, and children are being coached to lie about where they live.  The problem which was originally concentrated in government schools, has now reached crisis proportions even in private schools, with bribes being taken on top of the already very high admission fees and mandatory contributions. What should be a joyful life event has begun to corrode our morals and institutions. Ridding Year 1 school admissions of corruption and influence

1.0 Introduction

Getting a child into Year 1 of school, government or private, has become a traumatic and unpleasant event.  Principals are being arrested for taking bribes, court cases are being launched, parents stand in line through the night, and children are being coached to lie about where they live.  The problem which was originally concentrated in government schools, has now reached crisis proportions even in private schools, with bribes being taken on top of the already very high admission fees and mandatory contributions. What should be a joyful life event has begun to corrode our morals and institutions.


This paper is intended to provoke discussion on this most important subject.  It
is not  supported by extensive data analysis and is by no means the last word on
the subject.&nb