Sunday 4 December 2016

Being a teacher is no easy job

Published 12/04/2010 | 08:43

VICTOR Feldman's anti-teacher tirade (Letters, April 9) is a curious mixture of envy, rant and inaccuracy.

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The majority of the "perks" that he assumes teachers enjoy simply do not exist.

There is no early retirement scheme. To gain full pension a teacher will have to pay contributions for at least 40 years. Because few teachers gain permanent jobs early in their career (at second level, 52pc under 30 are on part-time contracts) a significant number retire on pensions well below full value.

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