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May 29, 2019

In this episode, we look at all the things we lost in the recession then examine one thing we gained - Croke Park Hours! This leads into a conversation on non-contact time in schools before asking whether we should work a 40 hour week.

May 26, 2019

On this week’s news show:

  1. More calls to remove sacramental preparation from schools
  2. Surprise, surprise - standardised testing causes stress
  3. The prinicpal who encouraged his parish to vote Fianna Fail

This and tonnes of other stories including Sheila Nunan's prospects in the European Elections.

May 22, 2019

In this 13th episode of If I were the Minister for Education, I try to unravel the complex web of our pay scale. I also have a go at the union, rightly or wrongly, about their role in the two-tier pay scale. Finally, I find out that you can get an allowance for teaching on an island. Does the Bahamas count?

May 20, 2019

On this week’s news show:

  1. The principal who robbed over €200k from his school
  2. Tusla wrecks another School Completion Programme Project
  3. Why the Catholic Church wants to take back Communion
  4. The INTO has forgotten about pay equality
  5. Climate Change and we need to listen to young people
  6. A square peg in a round hole -...

May 15, 2019

Ireland is the only secular country in the world where more then 2% of their primary schools are single-sex. How did this happen? The answer won't surprise you. Also, is there any truth to the notion that children perform better in single-sex schools?