[I promise to post an extra wierd and extra link afterwards, lest we get too off-topic, because I just can't resist talking education when it comes up. But there are many things that are incredibly wierd, and undeniably wonderful, about education
cynic wrote:Steve E.
is that the case?
I'm not an expert, but I wouldn't say they're necessarily more "private". There are plenty of private schools, and the government is always trying to bring in more, but there aren't that many of them, not yet. Funding used to be determined municipally, but that's all changed now. Catholic schools of course get public money, but this has more to do with historical English-French relations than with religion.
From what I've seen so far, administrative intrusiveness seems to permeate the whole of the English speaking world, and is probably not going to change any time soon.