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    THE High Court has appointed a liquidator to a private school in Dublin after a judge heard it could not survive as a going concern.
    Ms Justice Mary Laffoy appointed Brian Hyland as liquidator of Ashfield College Ltd, Templeogue, which charged 6,950 in annual fees for students taking seven subjects in the Leaving Cert.
    The judge was told the private college, which had approximately 100 students, 43 teaching staff and three administrative staff, has a deficit of 1.1m and is insolvent. It does not have the funds to meet its liabilities.

    Now even the private schools are being hit. Full story here.
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    More pseudo private sector nonsense.
    That student teacher ratio is ridiculous.
    Taxpayer to pick up losses.
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    That's less than 2.2 teachers per student on average. Every student should be getting 600 points with that kind of tuition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermanpolitician View Post
    That's less than 2.2 teachers per student on average. Every student should be getting 600 points with that kind of tuition.
    That is one reason why private schools generally get better results in exams.
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    Sure every bank in the country is insolvent and allowed to carry on operating . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu View Post
    THE High Court has appointed a liquidator to a private school in Dublin after a judge heard it could not survive as a going concern.
    Ms Justice Mary Laffoy appointed Brian Hyland as liquidator of Ashfield College Ltd, Templeogue, which charged 6,950 in annual fees for students taking seven subjects in the Leaving Cert.
    The judge was told the private college, which had approximately 100 students, 43 teaching staff and three administrative staff, has a deficit of 1.1m and is insolvent. It does not have the funds to meet its liabilities.

    Now even the private schools are being hit. Full story here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furze View Post
    More pseudo private sector nonsense.
    That student teacher ratio is ridiculous.
    Taxpayer to pick up losses.
    Not only is it ridiculous, it's nonsense. Ashfield runs part-time and evening courses too. It has far more than 100 pupils and it doesn't say whether the teachers are full-time or not. The figures are incorrect.
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    Cutback in teacher numbers in Fee Paying schools and the closure of some Private/Grind schools should dilute some of a perceived advantage gained through a Private Second Level Education. In some respect this improves the Equality within the system but will place additional pressures on funding the 'Free' Second Level sector.

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    people with money will always find advantages for their children - human nature. So many students were getting grinds during the boom. I didn't even have a book throughout the whole of University (just used lecture notes)

    If a child is smart they'll succeed no matter what school they go to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toughbutfair View Post
    people with money will always find advantages for their children - human nature. So many students were getting grinds during the boom. I didn't even have a book throughout the whole of University (just used lecture notes)

    If a child is smart they'll succeed no matter what school they go to.
    That is true but it is at the margins that grinds can make a very big difference. A good tutor can help a student get that extra grade.

    I see nothing wrong with it myself.

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