Baroness May Blood responds to comments made by Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams.
Gerry Adams’ recent comments regarding education in the Republic offer a welcome and progressive vision of an education system fit for the 21st Century. Given that Sinn Fein’s last manifesto (in 2011) called for “Harmonisation of the two education systems on the island” I look forward to progress on the structures of the schools system in Northern Ireland too.
A report in 2012 called for a major restructuring of education in the Republic of Ireland, opening the way for schools which have been governed by churches to be released to other patrons. The Sinn Fein leader has joined his voice to calls for this to be implemented “as speedily as possible” pointing out that “Taxpayers’ money, not the Church, is what funds the education system and Irish parents are demanding greater choice.” (more…)Read More