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Inequality claim over Gaelic class proposals

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:21 am
by Gràisg
"PARENTS with Gaelic-speaking children are accusing education bosses of discrimination over their plans to move them from a high school which is bursting at the seams into one with more space, and are calling for English-speaking pupils to be sent to neighbouring schools instead.
Members of Gaelic parents group Comann nam Pàrant do not want their children to be moved from James Gillespie's, which currently provides the city's Gaelic Medium Education (GME) at secondary level, into Tynecastle High"

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Re: Inequality claim over Gaelic class proposals

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:41 pm
by Níall Beag
I think CnamP are pushing it a bit with this one. GME is opt-in, so it doesn't make sense to shift the catchment area boundaries for non-opt-in kids in order for GME to be in a particular place. If the kids are going to be travelling in, is it really that big a deal?

James Gillespie's isn't actually that much easier to get to than Tynecastle. I got a bit muddled up when I commented on the article.

I've heard a good few people say that parents only put their kids into GME to guarantee them a place at JG's, and while I don't strictly believe that, this doesn't put them in a good light.