Thursday 19 January 2017

Non-attendance a symptom of wider problem

Published 31/05/2010 | 05:00

SUSPENSIONS and non-attendance at school are symptoms of wider problems in school and society.

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All too often they result in early school-leaving, which ends up costing the individual and society more in the long run.

Early school-leavers were the subject of a significant but little-noticed report published last week by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Science.

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