Save Small Schools
| Save Small Schools           |
05/04/2011 12:57 - Education Cutbacks
As you well know the McCarthy Report proposes the closure of over 600 primary schools (<50 pupils) throughout the Republic of Ireland.
If allowed to happen, consolidation will dramatically increase class sizes diluting the quality of education, and with it the destruction of rural communities. For many communities the school is the last remaining glue that bonds them. They have been part of our heritage for over the last 150 years.
Why should our children´s future and the future of our local economies be held to ransom while the culprits of the current economic situation are bailed to the tune of billions!? Let´s not sacrifice our schools and communities for the wrong doing of others.
We encourage you to support the Save Small Schools campaign by linking to our Facebook page and doing the following:
1. Click on the "Like" at the top of the page
2. Sign our Wall. Please feel to participate in the discussions or add a new topic
3. Most importantly SHARE this Facebook page with your friends by selecting the "Share" link on the left hand column of the page. If you don´t have a Facebook account it takes only a few minutes to set one up, or else forward this email to someone you know that has a Facebook account.
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If we can get enough activity and signatures on the site, the plan is to submit to the Minister for Education.
Thanks for your support,
Tony Collins (Parent)
| re : Save Small Schools           |
05/05/2011 19:04 - Education Cutbacks
Due to the proposal made by an Bord Snip Nua and the current value for money review audit by the Department of Education & Skills which threaten our small rural National Schools with possible closure we have formed a steering group with the support of our local community and schools.
It is our goal to generate awareness locally and regionally about the current plans, possible future decisions and the impact of same for our schools in Westmeath. To this end we ask for your support for this grave and most important campaign to help protect our children and their future.
Please add your name to our online petition at www.sons.ie