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Education minister fails to address dire teacher shortage – PPTA

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Education minister fails to address dire teacher shortage – PPTA

“In the context of serious shortages in key subject areas and wider challenges in other subjects and in an increasing number of geographical areas today’s policy release is a fail”, says PPTA president Jack Boyle, in response to the education minister’s pronouncement today about how she will address the nationwide teacher shortage. “The recruitment ‘initiatives’ […]

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Charter school policy made up on the fly

By   /  August 15, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Today’s announcement of changes to charter school funding and an application round for new schools to open in 2017 shows the government is scrabbling to save a failing policy. “The exorbitant amounts that some of the charter school operators are banking as surpluses or paying themselves as ‘management fees’ obviously has the Minister alarmed,” said […]

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