‘Cowboy builder Quinn’s attacks are destroying teacher morale’

Posted in Teaching on April 22nd, 2014 by steve

“A primary teachers’ leader has attacked Education Minister Ruairi Quinn for ‘talking down’ the education system and compared him to a ‘cowboy builder exaggerating the state of disrepair in a job to give a misleading impression of his own work’ …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 22 April]

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Ruairi Quinn contributing to low morale in classroom – INTO

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on April 21st, 2014 by steve

“Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is ‘overly negative’ about the quality of teaching and learning in Irish schools and is contributing to low morale in the classroom, the president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has said …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 21 April]

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Groups form alliance to fight cuts in education budget

Posted in Governance and administration on September 4th, 2013 by steve

“Primary school education groups are warning that class sizes will increase further if resources are cut in October’s Budget …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 4 September]

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Teachers slam ‘out of touch’ Quinn

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has been accused of being out of touch as he was heckled and faced a red card protest at a teachers’ conference …” (more)

[Independent, 2 April]

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