Nine years into a devolved Education ministry educational inequality persists…

Aha, that pesky Equality Commission is planning to dish out some more inconvenient truths about the shortcomings of Northern Ireland’s educational system. Stop me if you’ve read this before (because after seven years the news hasn’t significantly changed). From the welter of information of provided, here’s the topline findings: Males have persistently lower levels of attainment than females throughout primary and post-primary education; Protestants have persistently lower levels of attainment than Catholics at GCSE and A-Level, and that gap has …

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