Friday 17 November 2017

Policy-makers must heed most parents' strong support for Catholic education

Education Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke
Education Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke

Eamonn Conway

There was a surprising conclusion to Ruairí Quinn's Forum on Patronage and Pluralism last week when the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) presented the final report to Education Minister Richard Bruton on its proposal to introduce a new curriculum subject, Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERBE), to all primary schools in the State.

The surprise is that the majority of written submissions the NCCA received provided a ringing endorsement of Catholic education.

Curiously, submissions were available only briefly last week through the INTO Twitter account before the link was removed.

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