Madness to let school close when alternatives cost more
Published 29/07/2011 | 05:00
I am not normally one who gets involved or any way confrontational, but it pains me to read such a sad article (Irish Independent, July 28) about the Government's refusal to fund a school -- established by parents -- for children with autism.
I truly thought we had turned a corner, with Enda Kenny's new openness, transparency and judging everything on its merits and value for money. But it seems madness to let a school close that costs less than the state alternatives.
Parent Daniel O'Mahony, while having a vested interest, has clearly done his homework in trying to seek alternatives and showing the higher costs of other options. I am sure he cannot believe that 'no' is the State's answer.