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At the lower end of the scale to grammar schools, FSME (Free school meal eligible) thousands are performing badly - on both sides of the divide, and a fresh approach for educational needs and outputs should be taken, to avoid thousands of unemployables going onto welfare, with zero skills, and zero prospects.
In fact because more catholic educated pupils, than protestant, are in the FSME category, ironically greater VOLUMES of catholic educated pupils are failing each year. It's about 70% failure for catholic boys; and 80% failure for the protestant boys. I estimate there are currently a minimum of c: 13.5k (rc school) and 6.7k (state) pupils on FSME. With things being the way they are that's probably 14,000 (say an average of about 70% of this 20,000) who will emerge from school without the O-level qualifications over the next 4 or 5 years.
There has been a litany of incidents against Polish, and reports issued from PSNI. Time to start giving information back not just 'soundbites' to further your 'career prospects; and start reassuring the public that you are not going to let this small team of nasties run free.
Why can't REWARDS be offered to informers?
Ach Will, you were talking sombrely about 'ethnic cleansing' over a month ago.
What is going on - were you being constrained from setting up a team before now???
64.5% of the poorer kids (fsme eligible ) failing to hit the 5 o-levels, are catholic school educated.
ie; 1552 out of the 2,405 FSME kids failing, in latest reports.
Mind you, I would be interested to know if there is purportedly any 'motive' around private-let housing, maybe related to rising rents?? And relevant to the Bt story today on homelessness.
It is concerning that some of the BT headlines seem to encourage a demonisation of East Belfast, and by default, local Protestants. Which will just stoke up fear, anger and confusion.
I don't think PSNI spokespeople are covering themselves in glory, on this one. All talk, with no apparent action, or follow-up in press as to what they have done following incidents earlier this year.