Exam crisis entirely of Government’s own making
Labour spokesperson on Education, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said that the current controversy regarding examination marking is a crisis of the governments own making.
Senator Ó Ríordáin said:
“The failure to deal with the teacher supply issue is linked with pay inequality in staff rooms which the government has failed to address.
“Every week, I meet teachers at doors in Dublin Bay North who are fearful for the future of their profession.
“There is only one solution to the current empasse – pay teachers adequately to mark the exams.
“The stakes are far too high for the students of Ireland for this to be allowed to continue.”