ESRI: cuts spell disaster for school completions

16th May, 2015

An unpublished report on the state’s flagship stay-in-school programme has warned that further funding cuts could seriously compromise the scheme.

The School Completion Programme (SCP), which aims to prevent vulnerable children dropping out of formal education, has had almost one third of its budget slashed in recent years.

Evidence gathered for the ESRI-authored report paints a stark picture of the impact of the recession on some of the most economically deprived areas of...

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