The psychological effects of hardship are a barrier to higher education

Ireland“Opinion: Poverty can lead to a cutting-off of stimulating experiences for children and to mental-health problems for parents, with all its knock-on effects. It is nearly 50 years since Fianna Fáil minister for education Donogh O’Malley announced plans for free second-level education for every child up to intermediate level …” (more)

[Richard Layte, Irish Times, 12 April]

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