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Ulster's future

Heads in Northern Ireland have been sent a controversial consultation pack on the future of the province's secondary education system.

Three Ulster Unionist members of the Assembly Education Committee claim the video in the pack is "seriously flawed" and unbalanced. Northern Irish education minister Martin McGuinness wants to scrap the selective system but insists that the video, issued by the Assembly's education department, is "politically neutral". The video contains comments from primary and secondary heads as well as members of the Burns review body that has been considering possible reforms. Consultation ends on June 28.

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