Earlier this week, the CHA said that until the appropriate legislation is in place, academic selection should continue to take place, preferably using the CCEA’s – the curriculum council’s test – which the minister has commissioned and planned to use over three years as part of her plan to phase out selection.

“Until such time as a secure, agreed and reliable means of transfer can be put in place, academic selection should continue, for the entire intake,” the CHA statement concluded.

Notice that the CHA make no reference whatsoever to comparisons to the current transfer test and whether this non-existent CCEA test can be claimed to be an improvement. It is quite clear that the CHA favour a step backwards. Is this their catholic definition of “social justice”.

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