JONATHAN JANSEN | Politicians and education officials are playing games with our children’s lives

EFF shenanigans at Brackenfell High are disconcerting, as is the education department’s response to cheating

18 November 2020 - 20:26 By jonathan jansen

I want to connect the dots between seemingly isolated events on the educational landscape right now. Two beautiful grade 11 pupils at one of my favourite schools, La Rochelle Girls’ High School in Paarl, apparently committed suicide last week. Principal Amanda Lochner invited me regularly to this school to speak to future student leaders. The school has a healthy mix of class, character and culture, so much so that I always felt inspired by simply being there for my annual talk. I was therefore devastated to learn about the loss of these young souls...

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