Callous cutbacks in special needs
Published 11/02/2010 | 05:00
I recently attended a public meeting in St Joseph's Special School in Tallaght, Dublin. A family member of mine is one of the special needs assistants (SNAs) whose jobs are under threat in recent cuts proposed by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE).
I left the meeting in complete shock at the callous nature of the cutbacks suggested.
The NCSE recommends a culling of staff levels from 16 teachers to six and from 17 SNAs to five.