Children suffer in teaching scandal
THIS week, as always in the Easter season, the teaching unions will gather for their annual conferences.
Their members will express their concerns, in explicit and sometimes heated terms, to the new Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn. And these concerns will be more numerous and pressing than usual.
Like everybody else, the teachers have been hit hard by the financial crisis. Large numbers of the unions' members, especially recent graduates, have the utmost difficulty finding jobs.