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There is no evidence that any one school structure is any better than another for students. What is more critical is the socio-economic status of the students and the quality of teaching. Some structures, however, may be preferred nationally for historical or financial reasons.
Recommendations to Government
- That a review of schools be undertaken to identify schools essential-to-the-network and funding for those schools so identified be increased.
- That the Private Schools’ Conditional Integration Act be repealed and s.156 of the 1989 Education Act be used to establish any future “designated special character” schools.
- That the Correspondence School Board be expanded to include parental, staff and student representation.