|30% less funding than state schools but 51.15%
of students attend voluntary secondary school.|
The ESRI report is based on the most comprehensive survey ever of second level schools, and it shows that a
significant gap (circa 30%) has developed between the funding of Faith based schools and State schools.
ESRI Study confirms that there is no equity in the way in which secondary schools in Ireland are funded.
ETBs and community/comprehensive schools receive 90% or more of their funding from government sources. Voluntary sector schools receive less than 70%.
This situation equates to an additional tax on parents who
send their children to voluntary secondary schools in the
free education scheme.