This comment was taken from Slugger O’Toole in a thread titled ““…heading to an abyss “


“ The Burns and Costello reports which formed part of the review of post primary arrangements supported transfer continuing at age 11 but considered that the first major decision point about learning pathways in a pupil’s education should normally be at age 14.”

So when did Donal McKeown, a member of the Costello Group, change his mind on supporting transfer at age 11?

Has the Catholic Church been following the meandering course started by Tony Gallagher, Head of the School of Education at Queen’s University?

God knows.