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Local student says it's "hard to keep sane" as a result of school closures and confusion over the Leaving Cert

Feb 12, 2021 13:02 By News Northern Sound
Local student says it's "hard to keep sane" as a result of school closures and confusion over the Leaving Cert Local student says it's "hard to keep sane" as a result of school closures and confusion over the Leaving Cert
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A local student says it's "hard to keep sane" as a result of school closures and confusion over the Leaving Cert. Daniel Madden is

A local student says it's "hard to keep sane" as a result of school closures and confusion over the Leaving Cert.

Daniel Madden is a student in Our Lady's Secondary School in Castleblayney and he hopes students are given a choice in whether they sit traditional exams or receive calculated grades.

The ASTI has pulled out of negotiations on the Leaving Cert, citing concerns about calculated grades.

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The teaching union is meeting with Minister for Education Norma Foley in a bid to resolve the dispute but says that's not a guarantee it will re-enter negotiations.

Daniel told Shannonside Northern Sound that Leaving Cert students should have "freedom" to decide what they want to do:

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