Barry J Whyte on business
Richard Bruton wants to phase out school workbooks, to the dismay of educational publishers who are finding it very hard to get some face-time with him
The end of summer is a tense time for anyone with a child in school. There’s the race to buy schoolbooks, the measuring for school uniforms, the buying of schoolbags and lunchboxes, and the arguments over sports gear, all of which can add up to enormous costs for parents.
But they’re not the only ones fretting about the start of the new school term – there’s considerable anxiety in recent months among the...
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