Sunday 4 December 2016

Few teachers are unsatisfactory

Published 08/01/2012 | 05:00

Sir -- As I read your paper (Sunday Independent, Jan 1, 2012), I wonder if Emer O'Kelly had some dreadful experience with a teacher. I find her diatribe of generalised criticisms of teachers very insulting.

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There is no acknowledgment that the vast majority of teachers are hard working, have high standards, and aim to teach the curricula in an interesting and energetic way.

Ms O'Kelly refers to a salary of €69,500. In order to earn this, one would need to be teaching for over 20 years and have a middle management post.

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