85% agree that the school system in Ireland should be reformed 6 years ago

85% agree that the school system in Ireland should be reformed

Choosing which school to send your children to is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make.

According to RTÉ News a survey has revealed that, given the choice, 40 per cent of people would opt to send their kids to a non-Christian school.

The study, conducted for organisation Equate which is campaigning for change in the Irish school system, involved one thousand adults who were presented with a list of statements.

Almost 85 per cent agreed that the system ought to be reformed so that no child is excluded on the basis of their religion or non-religion.

Large group of children having a class in the classroom.

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Over three quarters of those asked said that they believed that schools should not have the right to refuse admission to a child belonging to a different religion than that of the school’s patron.

Twenty per cent said they knew someone who had baptised their child in a bid to guarantee access to a local school.

At the moment, the majority of primary schools in Ireland are run according to religion, mainly by the Catholic Church.