Batt, admit you don’t have the maths problem figured out

Ireland“A brilliant generation heard their Leaving Cert results this week after a long wait, a wet summer and that exceptional having-to-sit Higher English 2 on a Saturday morning. So 57,000 students — and their families — deserve to celebrate. Yo, class of 2009! But points had hardly been totted up before the finger-wagging began: ‘Tsk, Tsk, youse aren’t good enough at maths, let alone science. Don’t you know that Ireland is supposed to become a smart economy?’ Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe led the ritual congratulations before becoming chief finger-wagger …” (more)

[Medb Ruane, Independent, 15 August]

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