Report smacks of elitism but raises questions

Ireland“‘Keep the underqualified out’ is the subtext of the very controversial proposal to restrict entry to university science courses to the top 20pc of Leaving Cert students. It smacks of elitism and the fact that it comes from the Royal Irish Academy – described on its website as “principal learned society in Ireland” – will confirm that view. But its discussion document raises very disturbing questions and challenges …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 24 June]

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