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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsRcnhRQLKw&feature=autoplay&list=UUhgbLzE O4JlWeL330B06_lA&lf=plcp&playnext=8"]DEIS school communities protest- Marie O'Grady, Parent, St Enda's, Whitefriar St - YouTube[/ame]

    Deis schools protest - loud voices - parents and teachers

    "our children did not break this country, they do not have pensions or play golf"......

    Education of the next generation is the best indication of whether there is a plan for the future, or a plan to melt the state down and sell it off for parts.

    Over 6,000 people at this protest.

    Thanks to TU TV for the report.

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    The politicians got a little heat in Inchicore.


    http://www.rte.ie/news/av/2012/0210/media-3195356.html#
    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.”

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    Now the cuts are getting real. It's one thing hiking up school transport fees for culchies or closing down bog schools but now they're hurting inside the M50!

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    I think the schools are hurting. Apparently according to a friend on a school board of management in a pretty normal part of Dublin (not Foxrock, not Finglas), the levels of payment of the "voluntary" contribution have gone down to 40% this year. Can't comment on my own kids school, except to say that we got a reminder notice the other day that had a panicky tone not apparent in previous years' communications re contributions.

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    Cuts already happening in the disability sector and also for students with disabilities in all levels of education sector (1st to 3rd) as well re maintenance grant cut by 60% and such payments such as this aren't paid yet due to local authorities cash difficulties. It's a total disgrace when they keep asking red tape questions which have nothing to do with it as they just keep delaying until right time to issue grant monies.

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    Excellent speech from Evelyn O'Connor, teacher of the year 2012.

    Definitely worth a watch


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-gQbttw9Tg

    Here's some food for thought:
    1. Why we need to be cautious when demanding 'accountability' in teaching - it can have some awful if unintentional results when people outside of teaching decide that 'measuring' teacher effectiveness is a simple easily achievable goal
    http://ow.ly/bUigH
    http://ow.ly/bUij0
    2. How teachers like me feel about our union
    http://ow.ly/bUinT
    3. Why good teachers are fed up
    http://ow.ly/bUirY
    4. Why aren't teachers better?
    http://ow.ly/bUizO
    http://ow.ly/bUiD9
    Let's debate this properly!

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    powerful stuff

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    Five that LA Times article was powerful stuff. (http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep...acher-20100928) . This was a teacher who dedicated his whole life to his job whose sole motivation was not financial but a keen desire to aid others whom may be in a worse situation than the rest of society. Teachers here are often derided for their approach to school but let me tell you , in some of the toughest areas of the city there is those whom are dedicated to the job. Myself, I know of one teacher in Finglas who works tirelessley with the kids to ensure they have at least half a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    DEIS school communities protest- Marie O'Grady, Parent, St Enda's, Whitefriar St - YouTube

    Deis schools protest - loud voices - parents and teachers

    "our children did not break this country, they do not have pensions or play golf"......

    Education of the next generation is the best indication of whether there is a plan for the future, or a plan to melt the state down and sell it off for parts.

    Over 6,000 people at this protest.

    Thanks to TU TV for the report.
    whats a DEIS school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apjp View Post
    whats a DEIS school?
    http://www.education.ie/home/home.js...28&language=EN

    History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat - Rosa Luxembourg

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    Evening Echo headline

    http://cf.broadsheet.ie/wp-content/u...1-page-001.jpg

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    no big deal I suppose..

    THE closure of about two-thirds of post-primary schools is on the cards from mid-January if teachers reject the Haddington Road pay and productivity deal again.
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-29806787.html
    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

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    Govt bullyboy tactics.
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    History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat - Rosa Luxembourg

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