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Sarah Carey: Snobbery, not religion is the problem in our primary schools

Published 25/04/2014 | 15:44

More cuts could be on the way
More cuts could be on the way

THE “debate” on school patronage kicked off by the teacher conference season is as predictable as ever.

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The default argument is that the priests must be ejected, even though our national schools are extremely well run.

Ireland features high in OECD rankings on literacy. In Europe we’re second only to Finland. So yes, 95pc of primary schools are in Catholic Church patronage, but they seem to be doing a pretty good job of it.

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