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Protest against the changes to the pupil teacher ratio in Gaelscoileanna

February 28, 2012

A statement from parents who have set up an online petition:

We, the parents, students, teachers, family and friends of Gaelscoileanna are against the changes the government are making to the Pupil teacher ratio in our schools. This is disastrous for Irish-medium schools, particularly those with between three and eight teachers. Up to 31 schools will lose one teacher if this recommendation is put into practice. Class sizes will increase as will the amount of mixed class groups with higher class numbers. It will result in a complete dilution of the effectiveness of the immersion experience for the pupil. Please help us by signing our petition and encouraging your family and friends to do so also!