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Comment #6849510 by Fergus Flanagan

Fergus Flanagan Jan 12th 2018, 8:22 AM #

Strange number of people who believe children should not integrate and mingle with the opposite half of the nation until they’re legally able to drink.

Are schools factories for employers/colleges or are they meant to prep for life as well?

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Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools

Can any of us genuinely argue that separating girls and boys in schools is a practice worth defending, asks Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.


    Favourite Tom Burke
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    Jan 12th 2018, 8:34 AM

    @Fergus Flanagan: who said they shouldn’t mingle?
    I believe during teen years, single Sex schools are better because kids are not getting distracted by the opposite sex.
    Let them grow up in their own time.
    Let everybody have their own opinion but don’t shove it down our throats.
    This dude also wants to ban fee paying schools. Why?
    Why shouldn’t we spend our money on providing the best education possible.
    If I drank and smoked the money he would have no problem.

    Get out of my life Aidaioin

    Favourite Fergus Flanagan
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    Jan 12th 2018, 9:25 AM

    @Tom Burke: Part of the reality of life is that you will be expected to collaborate, interact and respect working with those of another gender.

    We try instill good values throughout primary and secondary: See CSPE for civic development, religion for understanding and tolerance, PE for teamwork and exercise.

    Including the opposite gender provides broader perspectives and more exposure to a life roughly 50% of the pop experience.

    It seems the only argument against is this distraction in the classroom or unsubstantiated claims about performance.

    I think in 2018 we should be more than ready to be more inclusive and engender better social cohesion especially in an era where the biggest political and social issues permeating throughout our lives appear to down to better communication and understanding of gender issues.

    See Abortion, Pay Gap, Representation, STEM, Sexual Assualt/Rape, Etiquette,

    Bear in mind, I’m not commenting specifically on the topics above, just stating that while these are the issues are on the forefront, segretation seems to be a backward step. In my opinion.

    Favourite Robert Bennett
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    Jan 12th 2018, 11:43 PM

    @Tom Burke:Perhaps he is not in favour the spending of public money in subsidising private schools? Private schools are a private matter provided the national curriculum is taught.


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