Teaching unions’ stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

AS SCHOOLS OPEN up across Ireland this week, it is business as usual for most students. They will be taught by the same teacher, in the same way, with the same curriculum and supports that were always in place. Indeed, after a day or two, it will probably feel like the Christmas break never happened and routine will reign once more. While the idea of returning to school probably sends shivers down many students’ backs, only a minority are facing a new reality. As bells signal the start of the…

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