Monday 16 January 2017

End funding for private education

Published 22/03/2011 | 09:22

It is disappointing that our "socialist" Education Minister does not want to put an end to the €100m of taxpayers' money that is channelled into our private schools. Ruairi Quinn's talk of more transparent admission policies is nonsense; if one does not have €5,000 plus there is no admission to these bastions of privilege.

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Surely the €100m could be better spent on special-needs teachers, under-privileged primary schools, students with learning difficulties and so on.

Mark Lonergan

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