Privitization only helps the ultra-rich - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dawn72
    • 09.08.11 | 10:21 (IDT)

    There are some things that should be private, but some must remain public - for justice to be possible. Water, police/fire, healthcare, education, public transportation, lands and public housing, amongst other things, are important to keep public and available to those who aren't rich. For example, when children of rich families struggle in a school subject, their parents can either help them, or hire someone to help them in ways that the teacher, with 30 students, cannot help. Parents who don't have high education and enough money for tutors have kids who are left behind in school, which affects their chances for achieving their potential. As the privatizing government slowly withdraws itself and its funds from its responsibility for education of all students, non-profit organizations and parents have to pick up the slack. Unfortunately, way too many children, in this situation, get left behind.

    from the article: Protest leaders present their vision for social justice in Israel
    First published 02:45 09.08.11 | Last updated 02:45 09.08.11
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