Saturday 24 February 2018

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

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".

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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