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Jan O'Sullivan

Jan O'Sullivan

Jan O'Sullivan

WHO decides education policy - the teachers' unions or the minister for education? That's the fundamental question now arising as both sides head for a collision on changes to the Junior Cert educational qualification.

Strike action is now going to go ahead, despite significant concessions offered by Minister Jan O'Sullivan. The unions want more and are preparing to disrupt the education of 300,000 pupils and discommode their parents to get it.


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