In spite of the Department of Education and media campaign to attack the grammar school brand evidence makes clear that parents are seeking places in greater numbers than ever. The one size fits all solution proposed by the dogmatic DENI and plethora of advisors have failed the acid test of popularity and acceptance. The sooner that the DENI and Caitriona Ruane recognise and admit their policy failures the sooner the damage done to the education system can be repaired.


The Sunday Telegraph spell it out for the slow learner civil servants.