Saturday 29 April 2017

Children are not cherished equally by education system

Awarding bonus points just to students taking higher-level maths is unfair and immoral, writes Colum Kenny

SPARE a thought for school-leavers who cannot take the college courses that they want, despite the fact that they have done better overall than other school-leavers.

For some, it is a matter of money. We may be celebrating 1916 and other worthy centenaries this decade, but we do not cherish the children of the nation equally. Grants are inadequate, and the system is flawed.

If you are born into a certain class, your chances of completing college are slim no matter how intelligent you are.

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