Archive for May 13, 2010

“Education has a real value and not just a price”, Michael Downes et al, Irish Independent 13th may

“Populist comments in sections of the media on teachers’ pay and conditions do not contribute in any positive way to a vision for society or for the future we want for our children. The profession must ensure that it continues to attract the calibre of people that parents want teaching their children.

Teachers are not averse to making a contribution to rebuilding society. We are, however, resolutely opposed to the dismantling of the provisions that have created a platform for the delivery of a modern system of education that will contribute to rebuilding community. Public comment on education should be mindful of all our visions for the future.”(full article)

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