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Having worked hand in hand with the DENI in their joint campaign to end academic selection the Ulster Teachers Union (UTU)  have now turned on their masters when the issue of cuts to education budgets are imminent.

Avril Hall-Callaghan, one of those educationalists most involved in the failed attempt to remove academic selection at 11  by testing spoke on BBC Radio Good Morning Ulster invoking her union’s concern for pupils and their parents.

Of course she insisted that her members should not participate in any preparation for transfer tests to grammar schools.

Perhaps parents should examine the belated concern of teachers about A-Level results in the context of curricular changes.

Avril Hall-Callaghan has remained silent on this matter.

PACE published findings on Key Stage 3 results linked to teacher assessments demonstrating similar trends. Not a word from union leaders or teachers.