Teachers from some of our local colleges are campaigning for better student/ teacher ratios for further education in the city. This September, the Dublin area will lose 45% of the non-pay budget and up to 50 teachers. Our young people deserve better. This Government is creating a scrap heap generation.
Ballyfermot, Inchicore, Crumlin, Liberties, Pearse Colleges of Further Education deliver courses locally and enable the people of Dublin 8 and 12 to get the skills needed to find jobs. The Government appears to want to direct money towards short courses provided by private contractors such as the Springboard and Momentum projects. These projects provide students with no clear pathways to third level education or jobs. Taking the money away from the VECs is unsustainable.
If you would like to join this group of adult education teachers, they will be protesting outside Dáil Éireann on Kildare Street on Thursday 25th April 5:30 – 7:00 pm.