Meddling parents help third-level students fail test of independence

Ireland“I am sure my parents did not look forward to parent-teacher meetings when I was at school, as I was far from a model pupil. But whatever about having to endure those tense encounters, at least by the time I was 17, when I started as a student in UCD, they could rest assured there would be no parent-lecturer meetings …” (more)

[Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times, 30 January]

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