School Books new irish company publishing cheaper than the old reliables
| School Books new irish company publishing cheaper than the old reliables           |
16/05/2011 11:35 - Education Cutbacks
Big piece in the Daily Mail today about an Irish Publishing Company based in Kerry who are producing books for use with the Irish Junior & Leaving Certificate at fraction of their cost compared to Fallons & Gill & McMillan.
Educate.ie are this year starting to sell its first full syllabus books charging €12 each and they are taking as an example the Leaving Cert Biology Book retailled at €34.50/95 published by Folens & Edco
Average Leaving Certificate Student does 7 Subjects at €12 per book that would work out with roughly a €150.00 saving per child going into fifth year!
We all know that these books are being revised every couple of years to promote sales and stop second hand dealing and swapping books by these companies who change around the chapter numbers and a few words here and there because the only syllabuses to have changed are Maths & Irish in the last few years so the changes are un-necesssary.
Its about time someone tried to rival these big companies who have held us to ransom for years! As parents we should put pressure on our schools to purchase from this new company, irish company, irish jobs, it will boost our economy and have the added avantage of saving us money as well!