Quinn eager to give parents more control over education costs

Posted in Governance and administration on August 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn said he is considering new ways to give parents more power to control the costs of education including ‘a Parents Charter’ …” (more)

[Judith Crosbie, Irish Times, 2 August]

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Barnardos criticises cost of school books

Posted in Teaching on August 1st, 2013 by steve

“Parents are facing a crippling financial burden as they prepare to send their children back to school. Costs can run to almost €800 per student and the expense is causing frustration and despair, the children’s charity Barnardos has said …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 1 August]

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