Sunday 25 February 2018

We need even more religion in schools

Victoria White

Victoria White

HAS Education Minister Ruairi Quinn any evidence to support his suggestion that our kids would be better at maths and reading if they were taught less religion?

I can't find any. France, a rich country with a secular education system, did slightly worse than Ireland in maths and reading in the most recent OECD survey.

Our kids are among the best in the world at traditional reading, coming seventh out of 65 countries. Only a small number of countries took the digital reading test, but we did and we came fifth out of 23 countries.

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