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Should we accept equality is great if it means everything’s awful for everyone?

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The recent call by COSAS to get rid of private schools offers food for thought about what we should really be fighting for (and about).


14 Jan 2020
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Should we accept equality is great if it means everything’s awful for everyone?

FILE. A wave of aggrieved pupils led by Cosas march to the Union Buildings to demand government improve public education delivery. Picture: Bongani Shilubane/African News Agency (ANA)

The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) has reiterated its call to rid the education sector of private schools, this time focusing on the Independent Examination Board. Private education gets better results, so how will the kids be afforded their constitutionally promised equality? COSAS is an interesting body representing “students at pre tertiary level in all South African secondary and high schools”. It seems like an excellent cause to champion the interests of a group that are probably underrepresented otherwise and COSAS has done some historically brilliant things. Despite only forming nearly three years after the Soweto Uprisings, which they...

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