first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue has joined the thousands of teachers protesting in Dublin today against cuts to frontline education services.More than 2,000 teachers marched outside the Dáil today to voice their anger at cuts to school resources and teacher numbers, as well as unreasonable cuts to the pay of newly qualified teachers.Deputy McConalogue said, “In just one budget, this government broke a series of promises it made to teachers, students, parents and children.  Resources for the children who are most in need of support have been cut.  Small schools have been targeted for sweeping cuts to staffing levels and threatened with closure. “Third level students are being landed with a series of increases in fees.  And newly qualified teachers are being hit with a disproportionate and deeply unfair cut to their pay.“I strongly believe that frontline education services must be protected, particularly at a time when we need to foster sustainable economic growth.  While everyone understands the strain on the public finances, nothing will be solved by targeting the classroom and expecting children to bear the brunt of cuts,” said Deputy McConalogue. McCONALOGUE JOINS TEACHERS’ DUBLIN PROTEST OVER EDUCATION CUTS was last modified: October 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:McCONALOGUE JOINS TEACHERS’ DUBLIN PROTEST OVER EDUCATION CUTSlast_img read more