The Plight of the Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Child

Ireland“… If, on the other hand, the education system predominantly exists to teach people how to think, efficiency cannot be the only consideration. It is not enough to just teach the most pupils at the lowest cost. Nor is the investment into the education of children based on social status justifiable. Education, under this model, is not a private good but a public one, like policing or health care. In which case, one expects a fairly wealthy country like Ireland, even in times of recession, to do all that is possible to ensure universal access to universal standards …” (more)

[Bryan Mukandi, Irish Left Review, 28 September]

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