Tuesday 26 September 2017

Child more than a digit

Madam – Once I thought it was all about the money, but apparently it's not. It's all about the numbers – the number of school places available in my home town, or rather the lack thereof!

It appears that when it comes to our children's education we no longer consider their individual needs, special or otherwise. We have reduced our children to just a number.

My happy, easy-going 'Number' has attended the local Irish school for the past three years. I called a review meeting in June to discuss his progress, little did I know what I was letting myself in for.

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