Friday, 4 December 2009

Mr Popular got it wrong

MR Popular, Martin McGuinness got it wrong about education. Who says so? Well party colleague Jennifer McCann says so.

Back in 2002, when McGuinness had yet to ascend to the heights of deputy First Minister, he was a lowly education minister, and was the first to propose the end of the 11+ and academic selection.

There followed polls, surveys, enough reports to account for a small Scandinavian forest, but seven years later no resolution.

During a debate in a west Belfast catholic grammar school Ms McCann conceded the party should have had something in place before formalising the scrapping of the 11+.

That could be said to come into the category of political comment entitled: “Stating the Obvious”.

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