The Leaving Cert is not fair but now we have a chance to change that
Research in education shows children quickly internalise their place in the pecking order and the Leaving Cert has merely reinforced this order, rather than providing the means to challenge it
The most important question in Irish education right now might be: how is the class of 2020 faring?
For over 50 years, the defining feature of Irish secondary education was the Leaving Certificate. Last year, it didn’t happen. So what happened to the 60,000 students who were due to sit it?
What impact did not doing the Leaving Cert have on their progression to third level and on their course choices? What impact has it had...
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