11-plus 'discriminates'

2nd April 2010 at 01:00

Primary teachers in Northern Ireland have been criticised by Education Minister Caitriona Ruane for coaching 10-year-old pupils for 11- plus exams. She reaffirmed her decision not to return to the 11-plus system, and said that those teachers who were helping their pupils pass grammar-school entrance exams were "discriminating against children from lower-income families."

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