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Kilrush principal frustrated at education cutbacks

KILRUSH Community School principal Rock Kirwan has expressed his frustration at Education Minister Ruairí Quinn’s education cutbacks, which he feels will have serious, long-term implications. “I have met Ruairí Quinn and I found myself unable to speak to the man. If I did, I wouldn’t stop. I’m absolutely appalled that a Minister for Education in this country would feel that something as fundamentally important as history or indeed geography, would be almost a superfluous option for students under the age of 15,” the principal of the 38-teacher West Clare school told The Clare Champion. Mr Kirwan said he has particular concerns over paring back the teaching of history and geography. “I didn’t think I’d live to see the day. I think it’s quite incredible that he would ask people to justify why history should be taught. The modular approach he’s talking about is not, in my view, sufficient. This was tried in England and they are now waking up to …

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