Making the grade in the Leaving Cert

“A chara, – Peter Molloy (August 21st), makes two very valid points. First, that girls outperform boys at Leaving Cert level; second, that later in life men outperform women in business. But he makes a very strange proposal: to ‘rebalance’ the system for the benefit of the economy, he suggests ‘creating a bias in favour of male students would be the logical, if politically unacceptable, solution’ …” (more)

[Katie Harrington, Irish Times, 24 August]

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