Over 1,000 extra teachers needed to reduce pupil-teacher ratios at second-level

More than 1,000 additional second-level classroom teacher posts are needed next year to reduce the pupil-teacher ratio to pre-austerity levels, according to figures from second-level teachers’ unions.

17th October, 2014
The Teachers' Union of Ireland said the 470 second-level posts allocated in Budget 2015 will not be enough

More than 1,000 additional second-level classroom teacher posts are needed next year to reduce the pupil-teacher ratio to pre-austerity levels, according to figures from second-level teachers’ unions.

While an additional 470 second-level posts are to be allocated from Budget 2015, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are putting pressure on the Education Minister to address the pupil-teacher ratio and have criticised the proposed number of additional posts...

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