Unions say plan will not work if teachers cut

“The National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy will cost €6 million next year, rising to €19 million by 2017 but funding will have to come from existing resources. Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn said, however, that the education budget was ‘vast’ and ‘we can find €19 million out of €8 billion. We will reduce and have to take from here and there’ …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 9 July]

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