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In February 2009 Stanley Poots was highlighted by PACE for his prominent anti-academic selection views which he made public in an article in the Belfast Telegraph. It may be worthwhile for parents to review the comments below the article since many have expressed increasing concern over the teaching of numeracy and literacy in primary schools. Parents also raise concerns about creeping social selection (parents professional standing and income influencing the teaching professionals re: recommendations on post-primary destination) replacing  valid and reliable academic selection.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/education/school-principal-slams-dup-over-selection-debate-14193013.html

http://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/local/mbe_for_dromara_primary_principal_as_he_prepares_for_retirement_1_2361893

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