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The BBC’s Maggie Taggart has made much of an “old wine in new bottles” story rearding a press conference announcement by the four main denominational church leaders on the way forward on academic selection, the 11-plus and the revised curriculum.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7709294.stm

Unfortunately the Catholic Church, who have seen their schools rebel against plans to take them comprehensive, offer no answers to the problem but unhelpfully add to the schism.

There is no detail in the proposal -just an empty plea to permit a “compromise” between ideological opponents.

The Irish News exposed the fact that those deciding the future of the education system had been provided a blanket of secrecy. How many church leaders were involved?

http://www.irishnews.com/searchlog.asp?reason=denied_empty&script_name=/pageacc.asp&path_info=/pageacc.asp&tser1=ser&sid=505071

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