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.
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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.
Following on going consultation with the Department of Education and Skills (DES), the TUI received clarification on the issue of those TUI members that had not been involved in the S&S scheme in the last academic year.
Junior Cert changes run risk of widening inequalities in our system – Irish Independent opinion editorial by TUI President Gerard Craughwell 20/11/13
Ireland has the highest level of public satisfaction in the education system and schools across the OECD’s 34 countries.
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TUI wishes to announce that it is no longer offering the Membership Plus discount scheme.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) acknowledges and welcomes the clarifications provided in letters sent to the union today by the Department of Education and Skills. These address a number of matters that the union has raised in recent weeks.
The new edition of TUI News (November 2013, Vol36 No3) is mailing to schools this week and contains updates on all major issues.
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 following is an update of a number of education developments that may be of interest to members.