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Colette Browne’s article ‘Meritocracy and Private Schools’ (May 16) strikes a chord.
Of course these institutions and their clients will argue that they are also tax payers, and they only want their “State entitlements” paid straight to the institution of choice as a “top up” on the extra services they seek.
By the same token, food kitchens may be subsidised by the general purse, but I for one neither want nor need to avail of them.
That said, I would have no problem with the Government contributing what would otherwise be my “entitlement” to one of the fancier D4 eateries so I can have a €5 discount the next time I order a lobster thermidor — same logic after all?
Dr Stephen Grimmer
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