‘Dickson plan is the strongest compromise’

FROM:- Former Lismore Comprehensive Student

Regarding John O’Dowd’s comments on Education. I went to a Comprehensive school and had a good academic record at a great school! I certainly disagree with the 11 plus but I see no problem with successful Dickson plan and selection at 14. At my school there were many boys and girls at forth year who should have been separated by selection because a mix in the class of academics and non academics did nobody any good. From my experience most of the boys and girls at that age had made up their minds to continue with school and exams or decided to pursue a trade or another career. John O’Dowd will be will aware of need to work a compromise as a politician. The Dickson plan is the strongest compromise in the current education debate.