Disadvantaged school scheme fails to resolve unfair system, report finds


The Irish Times: The disadvantaged (Deis) school scheme has failed to resolve the State’s “unfair and unequal” education system under which children from less affluent backgrounds are “destined to struggle,” the Oireachtas education committee has warned.

The education committee’s reports released on Thursday also call for the introduction of generic uniforms without badges, greater support for parents struggling to shoulder the burden of back-to-school costs, and an awareness of pressures faced by school principals. Read article

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