• For me Ruairi Quinn's revolutionary education target is mind-bending!
He wants an educational system that creates a citizenry that thinks more laterally and outside the box. It's no wonder that I -- who left school at 14 -- have written to letters pages for years, arguing for what was to me perfectly logical. And in most cases have been proved perfectly right.
Does this all mean that the workmates and others that I have argued all manner of points with were all in actual fact products of that very educational system that Ruairi Quinn is radically trying to alter. Does, therefore, this educational bias of seeing the world in black and white permeate through the Irish media,and politicians, to pander to that very mindset. Thank God for the Irish Independent. It proves that there is intelligent life out there. Hopefully, my grandchildren will grow up in a more enlightened world