JUNE TINSLEY from Barnardos speaks to John Healy about the real cost of education in Ireland.
June talks about the average costs for parents with children returning to school according to a survey, how the introduction of book rental schemes could cut these costs, the issue of school books becoming out of date due to revised editions being released, the costs of specialized tracksuits and how schools are trying to reduce the production of clothing with the embedded school crest.
She also talks about the Department Of Education’s stance of all these issues and how parents may be entitled to a Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance.
The 2013 survey is available on www.barnardos.ie.
|DATE: July 17, 2013
|Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Current Affairs
|Keywords:back to school costs, barnardos, schoolbook rental scheme, department of education, parents,