Twenty-seven thousand second-level teachers will be balloted on non-cooperation with new Junior Cycle proposals this March.
Increasing numbers of second level teachers are experiencing income poverty as a result of casualisation of the profession, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) today said.
Teacher unions to consider balloting on proposed Junior Cycle changes
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has restated its concerns over proposed changes to the Junior Cycle ahead of a working group meeting scheduled to take place on Friday (January 17th).
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has repeatedly sought concrete practical details about the proposed Junior Cycle reform which is due to commence next September. To date, the Department of Education and Skills has failed to provide this information.
New figures released by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) show a significant drop in lecturer numbers at a time when student numbers have sharply increased. The union is concerned by the effects that cutbacks are having on the quality of experience for students.
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.