Children at heart of class war

The thorny issue of class sizes is becoming an ever bigger headache for the principals of Ireland’s primary schools.

30th August, 2008

The thorny issue of class sizes is becoming an ever bigger headache for the principals of Ireland’s primary schools.

As the majority of the country’s almost 500,000 primary school pupils prepare to go back to the books tomorrow, their principals are doing some final calculations of their own. They will be finalising plans for class sizes, as they juggle their teacher allocations with a growing school population.

This week, an estimated 100,000...

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