شنبه ۲۹ مهر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۳:۵۷
EDUCATION: Public Schools Force Parents to Pay Tuition, Minister Says
July 22, 2004 “The schools which are running a bidding war among parents for admitting their children should be closed,” education minister Morteza Haji said today. While the Islamic Republic constitution calls for free education, schools charge tuition from parents in the form of “charitable donations.” Every year just before the start of the school year, the issue of charging tuition by public schools becomes an issue, and there are even schools that hold the student’s report cards hostage until tuition is paid, Paris-based education expert Said Peyvandi tells Radio Farda’s broadcaster Nazi Azima. “The education minister does not explain what he means by bidding, but the practice of charging students for supposedly free schools is a disaster for the education ministry,” he adds.