Thursday 23 February 2017

Points system isn't fair, it's just brutal

Published 24/07/2010 | 05:00

Katherine Donnelly ('Reforming education isn't as simple as ABC', Irish Independent, July 23) says of the Leaving Cert points system: "While it may be brutal, it is fair".

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I have no doubt that she is referring to the widely held view of many people, rather than her own personal view. But I must ask those people -- fair to whom, exactly?

It is certainly fair to those students whose families have the cultural and educational resources to navigate the system.

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