Back-to-school articles are great but too late

THANK you very much for the back-to-school articles you write every year.

They are very useful, but I would appreciate it if you could deal with the subject earlier. By October parents are busy trying to place their kids in schools. At that point they desperately need information on the best schools. By January that information is useless.

It's pointless blaming parents for buying uniforms late when you advise them about where to buy the outfits two days before schools open. I think you are partly to blame because some people wait for the newspaper to tell them which the cheapest shops are.

Nonetheless, the articles are much appreciated. Thank you .

NJ Hlatshwayo, Gauteng