Government should introduce a student loan scheme for 3rd level students in Budget 2012. There are strong arguments from an equity perspective that those who benefit from higher education, and who can afford to contribute to the costs of their higher education, should do so.
The issue of literacy has been contentious in recent times. The Department of Education’s policy for tackling literacy problems among adults is in the opinion of Social Justice Ireland simply unacceptable.
The National Economic and Social Forum (NESF) has been asked by the Government to focus on the Irish experience of successful and unsuccessful implementation of official policies. As part of this, an NESF Project Team, chaired by Professor Áine Hyland, has been set up to examine policies on child literacy and social inclusion.
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