Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Leaving Cert fiasco

If you don't really know the Leaving Cert this will seem like a minor detail. If you know the Leaving, but aren't involved in this year's exams you'll at least understand why it's big news. However, if you're in my boat, you'll know that this is really, really big. Canceling tomorrow's English paper can really throw a student for a loop. The more hard wired to planning your student is, the more this could be a game-changer.

The state says that they couldn't do anything other than cancel it because they couldn't get the contingency paper to all the schools on time. Yet every school is online now, right? Couldn't they have simply put the contingency paper online at 9:30 or whatever and let the students work from that?

I don't know if that would have worked, but postponing the exam until Saturday is no better. Maybe there was no viable alternative. This sure is one massive foul-up.