Opinion | Minister of education must get basics right


On Tuesday this week I completed site visits to 25 of SA’s elite primary schools. My research team is interested in how high-in-demand schools manage their admissions policy as parents, wealthy and poor, white and black, compete for access to these prized institutions. Our book will address this question about the elite schools: Who gets in and why? Before that, I visited those other South African schools, the vast majority where I spend most of my time, resources and energies trying to “turn a...

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