Bottom of class for dropouts
DESPITE vast amounts of money having been thrown at the problem, children are still dropping out of school at an alarming rate. Many years of failure to stem the tide threaten to make a mockery of the country's aspiration to a future 'knowledge society'.
A study by the Economic and Social Research Institute has given us an insight into why one in six students quit secondary before sitting the Leaving Cert.
Quite simply, it is because they detest school.