A child’s education should be a cherished right.
That’s according to Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty who told the Tanaiste that for many parents, the price of education is a cause of concern and anxiety.
He says that back to school costs are only adding to the pressure families are facing – mentioning one mother who said it will cost €1,700 to return her child to school this September.
He also cited a report last year that said the average back-to-school cost for a secondary school student was €1,500.
Deputy Doherty says that more Government supports are needed across the board: