Shane Maloney is a novelist and the father of children in public schools. He is most well-known for the Murray Whelan series of novels, which have been made into TV programs.
Like most parents, I want the best possible education for my kids.
For me, that means an education which develops the kind of skills they will need to make their way in the world and the kind of values they will need to make a positive contribution to that world.
When I looked at the options available, I concluded that only government schools were good enough for my kids.
In the fifteen years (and still counting) that they have been educated at government schools, nothing has persuaded me (or them) that I have made the wrong choice.
On the contrary. My expectations have been more than fulfilled.