ASTI to meet Department reps over Junior Cycle reform

ASTI to meet Department reps over Junior Cycle reform

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland will meet with representatives from the Department of Education tomorrow to discuss how teachers’ concerns about reform proposals of the Junior Cycle can be addressed.

It follows a commitment made to the ASTI during the recent talks on the Haddington Road Agreement.

During the talks, the Department committed to a meeting with the ASTI to discuss the union’s concerns which is to be followed by the establishment a Working Group, involving teacher unions.

The ASTI also emphasised that many second-level schools do not have the capacity to implement the Junior Cycle reform proposals due to the significant cuts to education resources in the last five years.

The ASTI also raised a number of other concerns including the potential for the Junior Cycle reform proposals to lower education standards and exacerbate inequality.


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