The Leaving Cert and gender divide

 

Sir, – I don’t understand why the analysis of the Leaving Cert is always presented in terms of boys versus girls. The tone of the presentation of these “girls over boys” results is always celebratory, rather than questioning how the system is clearly not working for boys and that it is high time for a rethink. – Yours, etc,

MICHAEL McLAUGHLIN,

Olney Crescent,

Terenure, Dublin 6W.