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Labour committed to develop strategies to eliminate educational disadvantage

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 04:47 PM

Last night and today the Dáil debated budget provisions for disadvantaged schools where the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn spoke of his personal commitment to continue working to develop strategies that strive to eliminate educational disadvantage from our society.

Minister Quinn said: "I want to place on the record my admiration and appreciation of the commitment, dedication and affection that is involved in alleviating educational disadvantage within our society. The work of teachers, principals, staff, parents and wider school communities in ensuring the continuing success of the DEIS scheme, and the education of so many children from disadvantaged homes and communities. This work allows children to experience a genuine equality of opportunity that was denied to too many children in this country for too many years."

Minister Quinn's speech can be viewed on You Tube along with the other Labour contributions including:

Deputy Michael McCarthy
Deputy Michael McNamara

The video accompanying this post features Deputy John Lyons who spoke very personally about growing up in Ballymun attending a school which would be a DEIS school today.


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