A WAR ON TEACHERS? The risk of Covid transmission is schools may be being downplayed, but not everyone is assured, and understandably. Forgotten Families Ireland have children among them that cannot attend school, because of concern for vulnerable parents or siblings at home. Very concerning is the attitude to teachers when they are pregnant, as are basic issues like properly equipping and ventilating schools. I raised these issues with Varadkar today. We have to keep up the pressure – would you bet on FFG promises?
Some of the failures of the government’s Covid strategy; in particular the failure of the testing and tracing programme, the failure to support essential workers – health workers in particular, the disasters facing the schools.
Recruitment agencies from the United Arab Emirates are in Dublin to snap up Irish teachers. We will soon face a teacher shortage just as we already face a nurses shortage because our government has an official policy of age discrimination.