Teachers’ union raises ‘serious concerns’ over delay in Leaving Cert

“The country’s largest secondary teachers union says it has ‘a number of serious concerns’ over elements of the decision to postpone the Leaving Cert until late summer. While the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) said it welcomed the decision in principle, it understood there is concern in the union over the length of the school year and the prospect of teachers being asked to return for two weeks or more in July to prepare students for the exams …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 11 April]

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