Irish primary school classes are the second-largest in Europe and as big as they were in 2002, a meeting on education cuts heard Monday night.
“There are serious difficulties there, being experienced by all schools,” said Michael Weed of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), a Lettermacaward teacher. “It’s a very difficult situation and we don’t want to see it made any worse.”
The INTO organised Monday’s pre-budget meeting to address issues of class size and cuts to education spending and other resources, one of about 30 meetings the union is holding around the country this month.
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