Opinion Analysis

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Shane Dunphy: In the classroom, 'reforms' do not spell improvements

The reality of the new arrangements for teachers has been very much to the detriment of education, writes Shane Dunphy

Shane Dunphy

I KNOW you don't want to hear it: another teacher whining on about the losses he has had to endure from his generous pay packet, or the extra couple of hours he now has to work in his pathetically light working week.

Don't worry – I promise I'm not going to inflict that on you. Well, not too much, anyway.

What I do want to do is point out some truths about the Irish education system, and the realities of the Haddington Road Agreement and its predecessors.

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