FEE RISE AND A FUNDAMENTAL INDIGNITY-LETTER PUBLISHED FT 16 AUGUST

August 15, 2013 10:14 pm-Financial Times

Fee rise and a fundamental indignity

From Mr Patrick Watson.

Sir, Jonn Elledge’s article on private schools (“Private schools are heading for a crunch”, August 15) and the relentless yearly rise in fees, well above inflation, reminds me of a Wellington College parent’s complaint to its master in the 1970s.

Receiving the dreaded letter announcing the yearly fee rise, he noted a misspelling of “per annum”, missing out, crucially, one of the letter n’s.

The parent with some alacrity replied that he would prefer, if it was OK with the master, to pay the fees in the accustomed way – through the nose.

Patrick Watson, London SW8, UK

 

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