Traveller children losing out as report finds primary schools most under-funded

Traveller children are among those losing out because of under-investment in primary schools around the country.

A new report by the OECD this week reveals that the lowest spending per pupil in Ireland is at primary level.

Speaking to Ocean FM News today, Vincent Duffy, the Sligo Mayo rep for the Irish National Teachers Organisation says the INTO will lobby the government again ahead of next month’s budget.

He says the age old problem of reducing class sizes and reversing the 15% cut in school grants are a priority.

But he says there are other underlying issues that need to be addressed including the cut to resources for disadvantaged groups in DEIS 1 schools: