Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 29 November 2015

Schools apartheid

Published 07/06/2008

The education minister has said she will end educational apartheid.

This should be welcomed as it means she will end religious segregation in our schools.

But no, it turns out she is using an emotive term to try and further her aim of ending selection by ability. Even with figures showing the number of empty desks staring her in the face she is incapable of putting two and two together and realising it is to everyone's benefit that more schools become integrated.

Has her recent decision to refuse integrated status to Knockbreda Primary School been made because there is a Catholic primary school a tennis ball's serve away which might suffer falling numbers if parents who do want to end educational apartheid vote with their feet?



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