School Costs 2016 - Infographic
1,476 parents spoke out about the cost of school in our annual School Costs Survey - once again showing us that the cost of education (which is supposed to be free) is placing parents under impossible burdens:
- The average cost of getting a 1st year secondary student ready for school - a whopping €775
- 79% of primary school parents are asked to pay 'voluntary' contributions to help fund schools - and many are pressured and chased for this money
- 1 in 10 parents are forced to go into debt to cover the cost of school, with some having no choice but to resort to high interest credit card and money lender loans
We have put the findings from this year's survey into an infographic, which features statistics, comments from parents and an opportunity for you to take action.