Wednesday 24 January 2018

John Walshe: Time for talking is over: the points system needs reform

John Walshe

Education Minister Mary Coughlan says the present points system is the "fairest way" for selecting third-level entry but the evidence suggests otherwise.

It's not fair if you are a boy and have less chance of taking a subject at higher level.

It's not fair if you are a girl and more likely to suffer stress.

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