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Cuts 'could squeeze small schools out of existence'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 16/12/2011. Cuts 'could squeeze small schools out of existence'Tags: Primary School News

The survival of many small primary schools could be under threat as a result of cuts to the education system in Ireland.

This is the warning of the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN), which has stated it is dismayed at both the range and depth of reductions announced in last week's Budget, RTE reports.

A survey conducted by the organisation in the last few days has estimated up to 730 teachers could be lost from 470 schools over the next three years.

It stated there are other ways of addressing the needs of smaller educational establishments without forcing closures.

The IPPN highlighted the examples of nations such as Canada, Australia and Finland, which have all improved the administration and management of remote schools without compromising the needs of local communities.

Recently, the IPPN said the Budget was a "missed opportunity" for reforming the primary school system in Ireland, as it does not address some of the inefficiencies within the sector.

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801241348-ADNFCR



(16-03-2012 01:27)

Dear Supporters of our children, we call on you once again. Please share socially or verbally our goal to protect our small schools with family, friends and wider community. Simply distribute our online posters/flyers or word of mouth. We the people have our children's future in our hands. Lets us make the correct decision where our representatives fail us all. Thank you. SoNS.

Jim lucey

(16-12-2011 21:10)

And the INTO still remains silent about budget cuts to small schools. At what price was its silence bought? Jim

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