The good, the bad and the ugly of our public sector
Published 07/04/2013 | 05:00
Coming to the crunch on Croke Park II. Time to take a hard look at the public sector: the good, the bad and the ugly. Teachers are emblematic of all three.
A good teacher sets high standards for a class. Similarly, I set high standards for the public sector. And for the same reason. I care deeply for the public sector – and my record proves it.
Back in the Eighties, I helped set up a pressure group called the Committee for the Development and Expansion of the Public Sector. I wrote a pamphlet called 'Public Servants for the Public Service'. I was the media adviser for the successful Teachers Unite campaign.