Minister for Education and Skills

Recent reports from the Teaching Council highlight the significant amount of their time that students in the five Colleges in Education spend preparing to teach denominational religious education. This is unfair because:

- people who do not hold specific Roman Catholic or Protestant religious beliefs are expected to engage in faith formation if they wish to become primary school teachers;

- newly qualified teachers leave college without preparation to teach in Educate Together schools; the fastest-growing sector in Irish education.

Join with us to call on the Minister for Education and Skills to redress this imbalance and to ensure that people of all backgrounds are equally respected in the Colleges, and that students are properly prepared to teach in any school type.

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We call on the Minister for Education and Skills to ensure that all students in the Colleges of Education are equally respected and prepared to teach in all school types.

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