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The man himself returns to take back control of his show. It would appear that the reason Vinny was missing last night was that he was being presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a special Limerick Leader front page today.
Well done Vinny. Hope it’s one of many Awards from your peers.
And tonight Vinny’s panel discuses whether the State subsidisation of fee-paying schools end?
The Department of Education’s 29-page report - published today - was compiled using data supplied by individual fee-charging schools.
Department’s analyses of the fee income received by Ireland's 55 private second-level schools found that the schools share more than €80m in additional income between them every year, compared with similar sized schools outside the fee-charging sector. The top nine fee-charging schools have an average disposable income of more than €2m annually, compared with schools that do not charge fees.
The report estimates the day-to-day finances of the country's private State-aided schools and suggests a sector in a healthy financial state. Fee-charging schools benefit from additional incomes of up to €4.7m each annually (between €1,300 and €8,600 per student). Should all the country's fee-charging schools decide to enter the free education sector it would cost the State €23.5m in additional funding.
Riveting stuff, and a great discussion should be on the cards for tonight‘s show …
Warning from fee-paying schools - The Irish Times - Tue, Mar 05, 2013
Warning from fee-charging schools - Independent.ie
Poll: Should the state be funding private schools? · TheJournal.ie
Call to cut State funding for fee-paying schools - RTÉ News
Top private schools average
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