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Stereotypes influence the way parents choose schools, says analyst

There are many stereotypes when it comes to public education.

But one analyst doesn’t think the difference between school sectors is as wide as many people feel.

Trisha Jha from the Centre for Independent Studies told Ross and John there are more similarities between the three school sectors – public, Catholic, and independent – than differences.

‘There are also government schools that are very well equipped in terms of facilities,’ she said.

Ms Jha said preconceived stereotypes influence the way parents choose schools for their kids.

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