Episode 031: Reimagination of Capitation

Anseo.net - If I were the Minister for Education

Oct 16 2019 • 32 mins

Back in the recession, the capitation grant paid to primary schools was cut a low level of €170 per pupil per day, not even enough to cover their school books, insurance, swimming lessons and whatever else their parents have to dip into their pockets to fund their education, which, of course is supposed to be free. In this episode, I’ll be arguing that if I were the Minister for Education, I would be reimagining the capitation grant and how it would be used.