No Leaving Cert reforms without teacher input, union warns

Teachers must not be ‘stampeded’ into accepting changes, says John MacGabhann

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann: ‘If an idea has merit and is worth pursuing, it will survive the tests we apply and we can support it.’ Photograph: Tommy Clancy

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann: ‘If an idea has merit and is worth pursuing, it will survive the tests we apply and we can support it.’ Photograph: Tommy Clancy

The Government must enter into real negotiations with teachers on proposed Senior Cycle reforms, or else risk them failing, the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) has warned.

Speaking on the opening day of the union’s annual conference in Killarney, TUI general secretary John MacGabhann said that second-level teachers must not be “stampeded” into accepting changes to the Leaving Cert.

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