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New Government must make education a tool for recovery – Crowe

12 April, 2011 - by Seán Crowe TD


Speaking in the Dáil Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Education Sean Crowe has called on the new Government to right the wrongs of Fianna Fáil and prioritise investment in education as a tool for recovery.

Deputy Crowe said:

“Our education system is limping from crisis to crisis. Our classes are overcrowded. Schools are still waiting unacceptably long periods of time for new buildings. Children with special needs are being denied the appropriate supports. A Third level education is fast becoming unattainable for many.

“This situation cannot be allowed to continue. It is not acceptable that schools have to rely on fundraising in order to meet basic running costs. It is not acceptable that struggling parents have to scrimp and save to put their children through school.

“Fine Gael and Labour must take the opportunity to right the wrongs of Fianna Fáil and prioritise investment in education as a tool for recovery.”

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