Bad teachers are failing students
Published 22/10/2010 | 05:00
YOU reported a number of weeks ago that the failure rate for Project Maths students had somehow "almost halved." (Irish Independent, September 30). Right. So is the new course twice as easy? According to the DIT, a failing E grade in Leaving Cert honours maths has become the new D (Irish Independent, October 20).
Do these people have any idea of how just how weak a student must be to achieve an E after two years of study?
How on earth does this represent an improvement in our mathematics skills?