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Educate Together Tallaght-Citywest Campaign
Petition Background (Preamble):
In the majority of state-funded schools in Ireland, the Patron is a religious leader or clergyman. As Patron, Educate Together guarantees equality of access and esteem to children irrespective of their social, cultural or religious backgrounds. The schools are also parent-initiated, usually being established by parents who want this unique ethos available in their locality. As a result, there is a high level of parental participation in the operation of the schools.
We wish to provide an option for our children to receive their primary education in such a school. In our area, we want to have a school that is multi-denominational,
co-educational, child centered and democratically run. A school that adequately reflects the growing multi-denominational nature of the Tallaght/Citywest area.
However, we were recently informed that the Department of Education and Science would not be recognizing a new school in the area in 2009. We feel this is unfair to the large number of parents who have indicated that the Educate Together ethos is their preferred option for their children. If you agree, please sign our petition.
The Educate Together Tallaght-Citywest Campaign petition to Minister for Education and Science was written by Educate Together Tallaght-Citywest Campaign and is in the category Education at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: education, educate together, school, tallaght, citywest, dublin, multi-denominational, saggart, national school, parents, primary education, europe