Saturday 25 February 2017

An 'F' for the Coalition on Junior Cert reform

Editorial

Editorial

Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan
Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan

What a predictable outcome. In the face of opposition from the teachers' unions to the proposals to reform the Junior Cert, the Coalition caved in.

Harking back to the days of social partnership and keeping everyone happy, teachers' unions have had their demands largely acceded to.

They will now call off all industrial action after the Government dramatically watered down most of its plans for Junior Cert reform.

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