‘Children shouldn’t pay’ - INTO

‘Children shouldn’t pay’ - INTO
Irish primary school classes are the second-largest in Europe and as big as they were in 2002, a meeting on education cuts heard Monday night.

Irish primary school classes are the second-largest in Europe and as big as they were in 2002, a meeting on education cuts heard Monday night.

“There are serious difficulties there, being experienced by all schools,” said Michael Weed of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), a Lettermacaward teacher. “It’s a very difficult situation and we don’t want to see it made any worse.”

The INTO organised Monday’s pre-budget meeting to address issues of class size and cuts to education spending and other resources, one of about 30 meetings the union is holding around the country this month.

Read more in today’s Donegal Democrat.