Monday 5 December 2016

Education system is not in tune with our children's needs

Published 17/04/2015 | 02:30

Primary school
Primary school
We need to take schooling back into our own hands, not for its own sake, but for our children’s sake

I have just come across the curriculum for a Dublin girls' school. It includes English, French and Italian, history, geography, writing and arithmetic, planets and elements of astronomy, music, dance, art and needle work. Fees are £21 a year for day pupils. A preparatory class for pupils under 10 includes English, French, writing, arithmetic and dance. There's only one vacation: the month of July.

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Mrs Morgan's School, at 15 Upper Temple Street in Dublin, offers all of this in an advertisement in the 'Dublin Morning Register', dated April 8, 1833.

Mrs Morgan had to compete with other schools offering similar choices.

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