Desperate for a school
The rebadging of Hawthorn Secondary College (The Saturday Age, 30/3) to boost flagging enrolments – only 443 students in 2012 – highlights the inequality of education across Melbourne. Education Minister Martin Dixon has refused to build a new secondary school in the inner west, claiming there is insufficient demand. However, he used inaccurate population figures to come to this decision. Currently there are about 1500 potential students in Seddon, Kinsgville and Yarraville who would attend a local high school if it were built. Good luck to Hawthorn. But, minister, where is the fairness?
Sarah Corbet, Yarraville