The Grade 9 policy is a cynical diversion for those whom the system failed

03 October 2019 - 08:00
"It is not a progressive study option, but a way to channel poor, black and working-class kids out of the system," writes Jonathan Jansen.
"It is not a progressive study option, but a way to channel poor, black and working-class kids out of the system," writes Jonathan Jansen.
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Faced with dismal pass rates, the education minister’s solution is a fake General Education Certificate.

And who is this exit certificate for? Poor, black and working-class children who have been failed by the public school system.

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