Deputy McConalogue: Junior Cycle is more about saving money than improving education

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Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue claims the real motivation for the Government’s replacing of the Junior Cert exam is to save money.
In response to the Fianna Fail Education Spokesperson in the Dail, The Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn cited cost as a major factor for abolishing independent State assessment at Junior Cert level.
Deputy McConalogue says that while he welcomes reform, he has concern with plans for teachers to mark their own pupil’s exam papers as part of the new Junior Cycle.
The Donegal North East representative says this could lead to real problems:

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