Teachers hit back at Dempsey

The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has responded with anger to a proposed inspection blitz by Education Minister Noel Dempsey aimed at ensuring schools do not close early for Christmas.

The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has responded with anger to a proposed inspection blitz by Education Minister Noel Dempsey aimed at ensuring schools do not close early for Christmas.

The association has described it as a slur on the teaching profession.

The ASTI also said teachers were being singled out by the Government at a time when benchmarking pay increases for other public service have already been approved.

Spokesman Pat Cahill said: “It’s very mean-spirited on behalf of the Minister and the Department of Education to be doing this in the run-up to Christmas.”

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