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# Junior Cert
Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.
Column: If teachers are overpaid, why am I waitressing to support myself?
Education will shape Ireland’s future – but with disappearing jobs and growing classes, teaching in a recession is no picnic, writes Polly Donoghue.
# Public Pensions
Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform
Unions claim a new reform of pensions mean that new teachers will pay more into their pension funds than they’ll get back out.
# Pupil-teacher ratio
85 per cent of primary pupils 'in classes larger than EU average'
The INTO says the figures are “shocking”, and should serve as a “wake-up call” to the government ahead of the next Budget.
Column: State of our education system is a national emergency
Irish education standards are going backwards, says independent TD Stephen Donnelly – here he suggests some radical changes needed to reverse that decline and secure a prosperous future for the country.
# Public Sector
Up to 9,000 public sector workers set to retire amid pension changes
Changes to pension calculations are likely to see an increasing number of public servants seek retirement this year.
# Education
Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...
The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.
# Daily Fix
Daily Fix: Thursday
This time next week, we’ll be in the middle of a moratorium… time to catch up with the day’s winners and losers.
# Education
Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans
But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?