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Social Justice report findings rejected by department – Unpublished letter to the Irish Times

20th November 2017 | General Secretary's Blog

Dear Sir, The Department of Education is quite correct to reject the findings of the recent Bertelsmann Stiftung report which rank Ireland’s education system at 21st of 28 countries. The use in the report of the percentage of GDP spend as a comparator does not give an accurate comparison with other European countries, as the […]Read More →

General Secretary’s Irish Independent Opinion piece

5th September 2017 | General Secretary's Blog

School Yard Spin   Last week a Government Spokesperson gave a short but brilliant master class in the art of spin. Responding to (accurate) claims that Ireland was the worst in the class when it came to spending on primary schools he helpfully pointed out that the quoted figures were a percentage of Gross Domestic […]Read More →

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