•I would like to add to your report entitled 'We're still competitive despite banking and budgetary problems' (Irish Independent, September 8). Ireland was ranked 11th out of 142 countries for both quality of primary education and quality of secondary education, according to The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012.
I feel that it is important to stress this, given the pressure teachers have come under in recent years and months, from both the media and the Government. Perhaps this time we may be allowed to be proud of our work, under increasingly difficult circumstances?
Phibsboro, Dublin 7