Teachers to oppose Quinn plans for reform in school standards

“Secondary teachers are set to oppose key elements of radical new reform plans from the Minister for Education. A meeting of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) next week will signal firm opposition to the introduction of continuous assessment. The ASTI also opposes Ruairí Quinn’s plan for so-called ‘unannounced inspections’ in schools where the work of teachers can be assessed without any notice …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 18 August]

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