Thursday 19 October 2017

Queues of parents are evidence that more school choice is needed

Parents queue outside Clonturk College to enrol for the 2017/2018 school year. Photo: Kyran O’Brien
Parents queue outside Clonturk College to enrol for the 2017/2018 school year. Photo: Kyran O’Brien
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

After years of pent-up demand for greater choice in education, at both primary and post-primary level, the overnight queue that formed outside Clonturk Community College should come as no surprise.

The first second-level school in Dublin city to open under the banner of Educate Together - in partnership with City of Dublin Education and Training Board - was guaranteed to attract big interest.

It is not that the area is lacking in fine secondary schools.

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