ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless the Government immediately addresses key Covid-19 issues in schools.
“Budget 2021 represents a sticking plaster for schools, and does little to address the prolonged underfunding of Irish second-level education,” ASTI President Ann Piggott said today.
The President of the ASTI Ann Piggott has said teachers are concerned by the implications of the recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team to place the country on Level 5 restrictions - the highest level in the 'Living with Covid-19 Plan'
The President of the ASTI, Ann Piggott, has said teachers are shocked and disappointed by the news that two errors in the Leaving Cert 2020 Calculated Grades Process have been identified.
The OECD report PISA 2018 Results: Effective Policies, Successful Schools, once again underlines Ireland’s poor track record for investment in education.
The ASTI Central Executive Committee met today and decided to ballot its members in relation to a number of key issues which have emerged since schools re-opened.
The OECD report Education at a Glance 2020, published today, again ranks Ireland in last place out of 36 countries for investment in second-level education as a percentage of GDP.
ASTI President Ann Piggott today congratulated more than 60,000 young people who have received their results from the Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades Process.
In the context of the current global pandemic the ASTI recognizes that the emergency Calculated Grades for Leaving Cert 2020 process has been necessary in order to allow our Leaving Cert students to progress to the next stage of their lives.
ASTI President Ann Piggott has called for a programme of investment in school buildings in the upcoming Budget.