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Poll: Should the state be funding private schools?

Members of one teachers’ union say the state funding of private schools is “shameful”. What’s your view?

MEMBERS OF the Teachers Union of Ireland have called for the State to withdraw €100 million in “shameful” funding from private schools, saying parents who want their children educated privately should pay the full cost themselves.

The union is not opposed to the state funding of schools of minority religions.

What do you think? Should the state be funding private schools at a time when the number of special needs assistants is being capped? Or is it important that the state always has a role in education – regardless of whether it’s supplemented by parents or not?

Poll Results:

No - parents should foot the total bill (858)
Yes - state should always have role (399)
I don't know (57)

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Jennifer O'Connell

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