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Comment #2768392 by Jacques Decharnay

Jacques Decharnay Aug 7th 2014, 3:54 PM #

yeah, lets sit in front of the telly and be absorbed by the tripe – vegetate our brains until they stop functioning from the humdrum that rte and the fine gael and US tv drama’s regurgitate at us.
Tell Ruairi Quinn that he’s right, the less educated children are on history, the less people will find fault with his new policy. He’s right, national history is best left forgotten that way the easier it is to forget the massive hole he and others put in our economy. Why aren’t the irish protesting? probably because of hundreds of years or british bullying. Why do we allow water charges without dispute? probably because its easier to emigrate and not kick up a fuss, when people cannot afford to live. It reminds me of stories where people needed potatoes for stable diet, but then came the blight & 1 million of us left for us & canada. But its true – who needs to know that? especially when the economy is forcing working class to omit education because its to pricey., but the ship is easier to take, at least we can watch rte on our tablets and pay for their advertising license. Truth is ireland never learned anything from the hard times of the past- thats why we’re walking strait into one again. Dumbass!!

Who knows – one day he might replace the junior cycle history subject with something valuable like accountancy, or political science both or which no irish politicians have any clue about.

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Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Every History teacher in the country can attest to hearing the Dreaded Question at least once a year: “What’s the point in learning about this?”

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    Aug 7th 2014, 4:32 PM

    Here an accountancy question ..what do you get if you add simpleton politicians with smart arse actuaries ?
    Clue-You won’t find the answer in an accountancy book…..

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