Meet the new rift, or is it the old one?
This rift also lives on in universities, where students taking medical, legal or architectural courses are not seen as following a vocational path.
But it is an attitude that must change if the Executive is to realise its ambitious plans to forge stronger school-college links, devising what will in effect be an alternative curriculum for some 14 to 16-year-olds. The worst outcome would a recreation of the old juniorsenior secondary divide.
That can hardly be the intention of ministers. Or is it?