11-Plus is good for teaching
Published 01/03/2010 | 08:00
I READ in the Belfast Telegraph that Suzanne McConville is now blaming the 11-Plus for school bullying.
Perhaps then she could explain how bullying takes place in every other country in the world and yet they don't have the 11-Plus.
Academic selection bands pupils of a similar ability together, meaning that they will all move at roughly the same pace.
Otherwise, classes will be filled with a mish-mash of children of all ranges of abilities and the teachers will have to teach at several different rates.
I have yet to see anybody write a letter to the Telegraph explaining how a teacher could manage this, so now would be a good time to do so.
Carrickfergus, Co Antrim