Donegal TD accuses education minister of electioneering on small schools

quinnPositive noises from Education Minister Ruari Quinn on the future of small schools are being dismissed as a pre-election gimmick by Fianna Fail's Education Spokesperson.

Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says the minister's comments at the weekend that government policy on small schools will be reviewed is too little too late, as is his assertion that schools should be dealt with on an individual basis.

Deputy Mc Conalogue says budgets have been slashed, class sizes increased, and if the minister is serious about improving the situation, he should move to permanently restore works programmes and provide schools with the funding they need: