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Schools that are failing need support

While congratulating students on their GCSE results, the Education Minister, John O'Dowd, said (on Radio Ulster) that there were still too many students leaving school without any qualifications.

When queried, did he say which schools were failing and how would they be supported? No he did not. He then went back to his party's mantra to do away with grammar schools. Mr O'Dowd continues to ignore parents' wishes and wants to 'reform' the entire system - without targeting those schools which are failing. They are the ones that need extra resources.

Money is tight, as everyone knows, and it must be directed towards the few that need it.

If you have a flat tyre, you fix it - you don't buy a new car.

ROY EDWARDS

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