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  • - Education Equality
    2015 Day 26 Simon Donagh s story January 6 2015 Day 25 A principal s story anonymous January 5 2015 Day 24 Lucy s story January 4 2015 All the stories Our approach We take a human rights based approach to ending discrimination All citizens have the right to freedom of religion to non discrimination and to education under international human rights treaties and under the Irish Constitution The current education system does not respect these rights of all Irish citizens Education Equality aims to procure the removal of Section 7 3 c of the Equal Status Act 2000 which permits schools to discriminate in their admissions policy Rule 68 of the Rules for National Schools 1965 which imposes an integrated curriculum imbued with religious values throughout the school day and makes choosing whether or not to attend religious instruction impossible We take a multi pronged approach to ending discrimination Political lobbying Through the courts Through the UN treaty bodies By empowering parents By raising awareness of the need for greater equality in education By encouraging the public to demand change Like Us On Facebook View on Facebook Education Equality 2 hours ago Today marks the end of our 30Days30Stories campaign We would like to thank all of the parents grandparents teachers principals and everyone who shared their stories It s so important that these stories are heard to raise awareness of the range of issues that exist and why it is so necessary to reform our education system We still have more stories to share over the next few weeks and if you would like to contribute you can email us on info educationequality ie A huge thanks also to all the EdEquality team who volunteered their time and skills to make this a success Please continue to share Check in with us regularly to hear about our on going activities in the run up to GE16 educationequality ie index php category 30days30stories See More See Less 30 Days 30 Stories Archives Education Equality educationequality ie education equality irish ireland dublin kerry cork limerick tipperary clare all inclusive ed equal equals teaching View on Facebook Share Education Equality 4 hours ago I will never forget the day I went into the first of the three catholic schools in my town with my three week old bundle of joy to be told he was at the bottom of the list purely on the basis of the fact that he was not going to be baptised I will never forget the hurt I felt as a mother that my innocent little child would be treated as a second class citizen in accessing the school system This experience was repeated in all three local schools Unlike my parents I was treated very respectfully by the school principals but at the end of the day their hands were tied The reality of my child not getting a place in a school where his neighbours and friends would be attending sickened me But not

    Original URL path: http://www.educationequality.ie/ (2016-01-10)
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