Monday 5 December 2016

Failing better and getting just rewards

Published 15/08/2015 | 02:30

As Samuel Beckett once wrote:
As Samuel Beckett once wrote: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."

The Biblical notion that the last shall be first and the first shall be last never really cut it when it came to the Leaving Cert.

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Those with the big points bagged the glittering prizes and those in the slipstream shuffled on.

Conventional wisdom holds that there has to be a better, fairer, more egalitarian or holistic approach.

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