Group slams constant change of school books

Group slams constant change of school books

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul is calling on the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn to stop new editions of school books being used each year in the classroom.

The group, which holds its first ever General Assembly in Dublin today, said the constant change of editions is putting an unnecessary financial strain on families.

Instead, the organisation is calling on the Mr Quinn to introduce a new book rental scheme in schools throughout the country.

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