Thursday 21 September 2017

Teachers must end stand-off on reform

The core problem for many parents is that the Junior Cert has largely lost its relevance.
The core problem for many parents is that the Junior Cert has largely lost its relevance.
Editorial

Editorial

One has to have sympathy for Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan and her efforts to reach some sort of compromise on the thorny subject of reform of the Junior Certificate.

The unions, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) and the Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI), have rebuffed a draft solution to this long-running dispute put forward by mediator Dr Pauric Travers, saying that significant issue remains.

But they declined to say last night what precisely these issues were.

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