Schools discriminate against ‘new Irish’, study warns

“Researchers at NUI Galway (NUIG) have identified an emerging ‘achievement’ gap between Irish and ‘new Irish’ secondary school students which they have linked to discriminatory school enrolment practices. The NUIG Whitaker Institute study, which focused on Galway as the most culturally diverse area in the State, says this will result in a significant ‘under-representation’ of children of migrants in third-level institutions …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 19 March]

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