‘Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college’

Ireland“I am a student and I feel trapped. I can’t afford to go to college in September because I am jobless. However, because I am a student I cannot get jobseeker’s benefit. It’s a crazy Catch-22 situation that I have found myself in. It is tragic that in 2017 poor people still have barriers put in front of them that prevent them breaking out of the poverty cycle …” (more)

[Declan Lavin, TheJournal.ie, 16 July]

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