Northern Ireland’s children and families are paying the price of faith schools’ failure

The inefficiency of Northern Ireland’s sectarian school system means cuts bite harder. Efforts to educate children together in NI must be accelerated, argues Alastair Lichten.

Over the last five years schools in Northern Ireland have experienced a 10% funding cut. While the classroom population has reached a 20-year high, around a fifth of NI’s school places are empty.

The ‘NSS articles’ category contains links to my opinion pieces, written while a campaigns officer or head of education for the National Secular Society, before June 2022. You can read the full original of this article here >>>

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