No easy answer to the question of Leaving Cert reform



At a discussion this week on plans to reform the Leaving Certificate, school principal Fionnghuala King told a story that encapsulates the central problem that many students - as well as their parents and teachers - have with the current system.

She described a consultation evening at her school, Mount St Michael's in Claremorris, Co Mayo, where parents were asked by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) to say what they thought was the purpose of senior cycle education. Read more

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