Education: NI’s over and underachievers

Malachi O’Doherty takes aim at Prince Charles’s recent comments on education, noting the very particular circumstances of education in Northern Ireland, “Our grammar schools are top of the British league tables while a quarter of the population is functionally illiterate. The next rung below us on the literacy ladder is Poland”. Meanwhile David Vance defended Charles.

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