The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has described the findings of the PISA 2012 Results in Focus as endorsement of the high quality work of Irish teachers and students despite the assessment being carried out at a time of hugely damaging cuts to education.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today warned that the publication of school ‘feeder’ lists risk distorting the true meaning of education. The union believes that inclusive schools which embrace all learners in the local community are unfairly represented by so narrow a focus on third level progression.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) had its third in a sequence of bilateral meetings with the Department of Education and Skills on proposed Junior Cycle reform this morning.
Junior Cert changes run risk of widening inequalities in our system – Irish Independent opinion editorial by TUI President Gerard Craughwell 20/11/13
TUI has welcomed the decision to reinstate the school Summer Works scheme, but highlighted that cutbacks to teacher numbers and the middle management framework of schools must also be reversed if every student is to be given an opportunity to fulfil their potential.
TUI has welcomed the publication of the Chief Inspector’s Report 2010-12 which endorses the high quality of teachers and teaching in Ireland, with 87% of parents at second level happy with the teaching standards in schools.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has called for engagement between the education partners to ensure that the 33 additional hours committed to as part of the Haddington Road Agreement following a ballot of members are put to better use within schools.
TUI has criticised cuts to third level announced in today’s Budget which it says will make progression through third level a bridge too far for too many students. The union described the provision of new teachers as a small step in the right direction that will not address previous staff cuts.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed alarm at the latest figures released by the Department of Education and Skills on teacher numbers at second level.
At its meeting today, the Executive Committee of the TUI decided to put the Haddington Road proposals to a ballot of members without recommendation.
Teachers’ Union of Ireland President, Gerard Craughwell congratulated all students receiving their Leaving Certificate results today. Mr Craughwell also thanked the TUI members at second level who had steered students through the exams.
The OECD ‘Education at a Glance’ report, published today, confirms the alarming rise in youth unemployment that will have profound consequences for Irish society. The unavoidable conclusion one must reach is that investment in education and training must be prioritised, according to the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI).
The ASTI Standing Committee and TUI Executive have decided that their members should be balloted on the Haddington Road Proposals.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed concern at the reduction in allocation of supports to special educational needs students, announced today.