I am writing about a serious issue, one that will impact on many families including my own.
I believe the state government is preparing to announce a radical and immediate cut to the financial grants for Catholic systemic schools by $24.5 million per year from the start of 2013.
If these cuts are made, my school may be forced to raise their fees by hundreds of dollars and, as I have two children at school, I will be disadvantaged.
The decision is all the more perplexing as it comes at a time, in the wake of the Gonski Review, when Catholic school authorities and all Australian governments are exploring ways of increasing, not decreasing, government investment in schools.
Unfortunately, the NSW government's decision totally erodes the credibility and contradicts that no school – government or non-government - would be worse off financially from 2014.
I pay the same state taxes as anyone else so why does my tax not support other schools such as Catholic education.
Surely, those none public school systems must decrease the government's liabilities each year as you are not needing to fund every child 100 per cent.
Where does the greed end and the support begin for those who wish to step out of the public hand-out system?
I'm not looking at being rewarded because I choose to work hard, but more importantly stop targeting families that are willing to survive without the need for government hand outs.
If you do go ahead with the cut to Catholic schools' funding, thousands of families will need to make the decision as to whether they can afford the additional fees and, if they can't, they will need to change to public schools.
I hope the state government have budgeted for a dramatic increase in funding for public schools, which already have ongoing issues with funding and quality of education.
It does not make sense, does it?