Wednesday 7 December 2016

Child more than a digit

Published 25/08/2013 | 05:00

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!

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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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