Why teachers are so angry
A letter in last Saturday's edition of your newspaper (writer's name withheld) expressed annoyance at the reception given to Education and Skills Minister Mary Coughlan at the annual congress of the TUI.
Successive ministers have addressed our congress and have been courteously received.
However, the unprecedented attack on teachers' livelihoods and the decimation of the education system by the Government has demoralised my members and made them extremely angry. This anger was expressed in a dignified, silent protest during and after the minister's address.