Thursday, 25 May 2006
Finian McGrath (Dublin North Central, Independent)
Is the Minister stating categorically that disadvantaged schools will not lose resources?
Is rural disadvantage widespread? How does it compare to urban disadvantage? Do the rural schools miss out on disadvantaged status because they are not disadvantaged compared with urban areas? Will the Minister ensure that all projects dealing with education and particularly primary education are prioritised? Any society should prioritise education as of major importance and funding should always be available for education as it is a way out of poverty for the most disadvantaged people.