This Leaving will be like the sports day with a medal for everyone
Those students who are supposed to be helped most by this avoidable mess will be the first to disengage from it, argues Colm O'Rourke
Aesop's fable is of a mountain giving birth to a mouse. Thus it was with the great "education partners" committee which has given rise to the proposals for the new Leaving Cert. The students' voice comes across strongest - and it must be the only time that students have decided on the method of examining themselves. A bit like the players picking the team. All the other groups have had to bite their tongues.