Critics lose legal bid to scrap Western Cape collaboration schools
Judge rejects Equal Education and the SA Democratic Teachers Union’s argument that the system conflicts with national legislation and the constitution
The Western Cape High Court has dismissed legal challenges by lobby group Equal Education and the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) against the provincial education department’s “collaboration schools”, a model that draws on the private sector to shore-up underperforming state schools in poor communities.
Collaboration schools have been operating in the Western Cape since 2015, and have continued to receive state funding and resources while their non-profit operating partners bring in additional money, resources and skills. There are currently 13 collaboration schools, assisted by seven operating partners, which have brought in an extra R325m to date...
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