Teachers ordered to report on parents of pupils

Teachers have been ordered to reveal if the parents of their pupils are unemployed, have medical cards and whether they attend parent-teacher meetings.

21st September, 2014

Teachers have been ordered to reveal if the parents of their pupils are unemployed, have medical cards and whether they attend parent-teacher meetings.

It is part of a plan by new education minister Jan O'Sullivan's department to build up a picture of the ''social context of every school in the country so that 11,000 resource and learning support teachers can be located where there is most need. This measure is highly controversial because it is...

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