Friday 20 October 2017

Schools aware of the rising costs

I WRITE as one of the 94pc of parents who, according to Charlie Weston (Irish Independent, August 5), say that the cost of educating their children has risen this year. I add my agreement to Mr Weston's findings.

I also write as a teacher and former deputy principal of a post-primary school to say that the vast majority of schools are well aware of the rising costs of education and how they attempt to ease burdens on parents. I am aware of schools that hold second-hand book and uniform sales on an annual basis.

At second level, teachers collaborate to ensure the textbooks in each class group are identical to maintain fluidity if a student needs to move to a class more suited to his or her needs.

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